No one has said otherwiseCheeney and Bush lowered the regs and depended on oil companies to be responsible. How ****ing more selfish and stupid can you get? It's 100% their responsibility to prevent and then clean up and then pay for the clean up of their screw ups.
LOL...here we go again, people talking about things they know nothing about. Here's another clue for you: BP doesn't own any drilling rigs. ALL of the rigs they used are leased from a drilling contractor. In fact, very little of the equipment and tools that are used on a drilling rig are owned by the oil company. 99% of that equipment is rented. Why? So when it fails, BP can say, "that's not our BOP, that belongs to FMC, you need to talk to them", which is exactly the case, here.It was Cheeney who blocked the mandate of those emergency BOP activators. Did you know BP has that safety feature on their own rigs but, they don't put them on those rigs they lease.
The emergency shutoff that your referring to was a remote shutdown, that would have been controlled from a location other than the rig. It would be diabolically stupid to install that feature on a drilling rig, because a glitch could cause the rams to close, when they're not supposed to. That could cause a blowout, too, ya know.
Hmmm... why is that? Hmmmm.... Some idiots are claiming it was the Coast Guard's duty to have a gazillion feet of boom on board each of their ships just in case one of those hundreds of rigs in the gulf had a spill. Dumb doesn't cover that one. Halliburton will be sued by BP since it was H who caused the explosion and it's not the first time for them to cause one. What a surprise, ehh?[/QUOTE]
Man, this is getting better and better all the time! Pray tell, how did Halliburton cause this rig to blowout. I can't wait to hear this!!
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.