View Poll Results: Who is most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

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Thread: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    There's also the fact that legislation concerning off-shore drilling has deregulated the oil industry. Legislation is the power of Congress, and so our Representatives and Senators deserve just as much blame for not using their legislative powers as Obama is for not using his executive powers.
    Didn't the Obama administration waive the environmental study that should have been required before BP started drilling this very well? I'm sure I heard that somewhere.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    BP, plain and simple.

    Though this is just another example of why we should stop using oil in the first place.
    You go first!
    We need oil! Otherwise we would be walking around on dirt or barewood floors. We would have dirty, tangled hair,hairy legs or face. We would have dry skin and no make-up! We would be living in filth and no way to bathe. Most older people would be deaf, blind,gray headed and toothless. We would be naked and have no way to call for help and no way to go get help.

    Here's a very short list of things made from oil.
    Telephones, combs,clothes,linoleum,trash bags,shampoo,carpeting,hearing aides, contacts, eyeglasses,hair coloring,false teeth, shaving cream,lip stick, hand lotion, water pipes, wire insulation,.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Bartaxx fail just fail we aren't go to stop you from having oil. We want other alternatives fuel sources too lessen our dependence on oil. UH that not true that list is provide by a gas company which is not a very good source.


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    * Asphalt
    * Pavement
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    * Industrial fuel oil
    * Heating oil
    * Diesel
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    o (boil water)
    + steam
    o (turn turbine)
    + electricity
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    o 'Styrene-butadiene latex
    * (steam cracking)
    o ethylene
    + (several processes)
    + poly-ethylene resin
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    # (blow molding)
    # bags found in retail shops
    o propylene
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Bartaxx fail just fail we aren't go to stop you from having oil. We want other alternatives fuel sources too lessen our dependence on oil. UH that not true that list is provide by a gas company which is not a very good source.
    That's fine, free yourself from oil.
    Don't make the rest of us pay for it because in the end, we'll have to subsidize a lesser value product.

    At this current time, there is nothing that compares to the energy density of oil distillates.
    Not a single thing, except for nuclear.
    Which you can't run cars on.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Environmentalists in the guise of EPA, the Corps of Engineers and Department of the Interior, et.al. not allowing or delaying the use of dispersants and building of berms immediately. All of these remedial actions have been taken before; there was no reason to have to study them by the Coast Guard or BP. This administration is predominently made up of academics who have never done anything except study things interminably. Having to take immediate action is as alien to them as the common sense they severely lack.

    (The opinions stated above may not be representative of the Coast Guard at large or of the on-scene commander)
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    The President, because he has executive power over government departments and agencies and should have reacted faster and with more directness?

    Congress, because they write the laws that form regulations on both businesses and government operations but did not do either adequately enough to prevent or halt the spill?

    British Petroleum, because they've told Congress the industry can best regulate itself and yet their industry response has proven inadequate?

    Other?

    Nobody?
    BP is responsible, nobody else is.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    There's plenty of blame to go around on this.

    BP is #1 half a dozen different ways. They made the ultimate decisions to cut safety corners and caused the rig to blow. The jerk off who made those decisions on that rig should be indicted for manslaughter.

    MMS would come in second place for not regulating as they should. Had they actually inspected and made BP follow the regs this would never have happened.

    I'd give third place to Bush and Cheeney for placing their oil friendly corrupt friends in MMS and for lightening regs based on BP's wishes.

    And Obama doesn't get a pass here either. He knew about MMS when he took office and for some dumb ass reason he put Bush's oil man, Salazar, in as Interior Secretary. Huh? They had plenty of time to revamp MMS and dragged their feet.
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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    I voted for all of the above.

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    Re: Who is the most to blame for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?

    When the spill first began, I assumed it was an honest accident. Later, I found out that BP had been guilty of numerous safety violations to make a quick buck.

    But what really hit me in the face was a recent report that BP had spent huge amounts of money supporting the Cap and Trade boondoggle. So it looks like the troubles that BP have inherited are well deserved.

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