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    Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill


    Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.

    The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand.

    Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill | al.com




    Do we hear ghosts of Katrina?


    Why wasn't these fire booms on hand like the federal government had planned?


    What is the potential damage from this failure?
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quick answer: The government has a "response plan" for everything. They rarely actually follow the plan, however.

    I even experienced it here. We had a terrorist attack response plan. How much did we actually implement? 0%.

    And if anyone should have a fire boom on hand it should be BP. After all, it could have saved them tens of billions. Either that or parts that work.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Uh, and that actually matters why?

    They haven't engaged in burns due to the weather. Having a fire boom when the weather doesn't permit a burn isn't helpful. So not having a fire boom when you can't use is pretty much a moot point.

    If anything, BP should have had emergency response equipment in place. Too bad they did the same **** Exxon did. Save money, don't do it.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Uh, and that actually matters why?

    They haven't engaged in burns due to the weather. Having a fire boom when the weather doesn't permit a burn isn't helpful. So not having a fire boom when you can't use is pretty much a moot point.

    Funny, I never heard that... Besides with no fire booms available, The Obama Administration has failed at least as much as the Bush administration has failed with Katrina.


    If anything, BP should have had emergency response equipment in place. Too bad they did the same **** Exxon did. Save money, don't do it.


    They should, but unlike you, I am not willing to destroy thousands of miles of gulf coast and entire fishing industries to punish "big oil".
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Funny, I never heard that... Besides with no fire booms available, The Obama Administration has failed at least as much as the Bush administration has failed with Katrina.
    If Shepard Smith, Anderson Cooper, and other media were there with fire booms you might have a point.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    If Shepard Smith, Anderson Cooper, and other media were there with fire booms you might have a point.



    maybe it's too early, but I don't get it.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    maybe it's too early, but I don't get it.
    My point is that Bush said they couldn't get into NOLA while the media managed to do so. That was their excuse for the slow response.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    I'm less interested in this because the government should've been involved in this and much more interested in the media response. Katrina was greatly laid on Bush in the media with far less attention given to the Mayor and Governor outside of conservative channels, yet here all you keep hearing is "BP should've done this". Where are the sensationalized stories about what Obama was doing while this disaster was happening like the ones we got with Bush on the Ranch.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    My point is that Bush said they couldn't get into NOLA while the media managed to do so. That was their excuse for the slow response.



    Here is my thing regarding visiting either sites. As I said in one of these threads, I don't fault Obama for not visiting the area any more than I fault bush.


    Landing AF1 in the middle of the Katrina disaster would have leeched a significant amount of first responders to the rescue effort.


    And the media are like cockroaches, they can get into everything.
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    Re: Despite plan, not a single fire boom on hand on Gulf Coast at time of oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I'm less interested in this because the government should've been involved in this and much more interested in the media response. Katrina was greatly laid on Bush in the media with far less attention given to the Mayor and Governor outside of conservative channels, yet here all you keep hearing is "BP should've done this". Where are the sensationalized stories about what Obama was doing while this disaster was happening like the ones we got with Bush on the Ranch.



    Or Bush, 3 mins reading to childeren.
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