Bottom Line: Gulf Oil Spill Isn’t an Environmental Disaster

By | April 19, 2015

  • April 19, 2015 at 11:41 am
    Andrew Browne says:
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    BP should be liquidated. It is a stark reminder to all oil companies to conduct proper diligence when it comes to maintenance and equipment integrity. If they had proper maintenance schedules and surveys, this could have been easily prevented.
    They deserve every cost that is associated with this mess.

    • April 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm
      Oracle says:
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      In correct. BP ignored all warnings and proper procedures, relying solely on the BOP. That’s like a cook letting all the pots boil over because there is an auto extinguishing system.

  • April 20, 2015 at 1:22 pm
    Thomas says:
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    How much was the author paid by BP to write this opinion?

  • April 20, 2015 at 4:02 pm
    Companyman says:
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    I wish they wouldn’t report the barrels of oil as it seems to minimize it even more. 3.19 million barrels sound bad, but if you said 134 million gallons I think people would realize the volume. Also, poor reporting. 30,000lb mat of oil, but they cleaned up 6,000lbs of oil/sand mix? I assume that would be 6,000 tons? Ultimately BP execs should be required to eat seafood from the region daily as part of a healthy diet.

    • April 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm
      Agent says:
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      After all, when this happened, the President said on tape that he couldn’t just go down there and suck it up with a straw. ?????????????????????????????????

  • March 25, 2016 at 3:33 pm
    Barbara Peterson says:
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    I suggest that the author of this piece actually read the scientific studies that continue to document the devastating impact of this unprecedented oil spill — effects that are predicted to unfold for decades. To start with, see the 2015 National Fish and Wildlife report for the impact noted thus far on wildlife — this does not take into account vegetation and microbial life. Your claim that oil-gobbling microbes have taken care of most of the spill is absolutely ludicrous. Extensive deposits of oil from the spill have been deposited in sediments in the deep ocean floor where metabolization from microbes is slow to nonexistent — yet there continue to be ongoing negative effects to benthic sea life at that level. Before you author a piece like this and attempt to serve as a spokesperson for the insurance industry, you’d better do your homework and not rely primarily on sources like BP. You can start your reading here:
    The suggestion that oil-gobbling microbes have dealt with most of the oil pollutants is ludicrous.

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