Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill, an Act of God or GOP

Keith Olbermann’s take on it, with some help from Jon Stewart. Countdown, MSNBC.

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  1. When in doubt an ACT OF GOD is a good escape. Tony Hayward the CEO of BP has said it is the drilling companies mistake. Well BP hired them to do the work so tell me where the responsibility lay? These oil people will lie about everything to let themselves off the hook. Who really is going to pay for cleanup? Don't these monied people know the more mess they make the less space they have to escape to a green unpolluted food chain and environment?

  2. You’re right. However, my point is, and that is what Olbermann is pointing out, that it is GOP who have been pushing for offshore drilling. In the process they have relaxed the regulations to facilitate more and more drilling. Even in Canada we have stricter regulations e.g. remote control automatic plugging mechanism in case of an accident. I don’t think US has such a regulation. Up to recently GOP’s mantra was “drill baby drill”. Because of all that this disaster falls on the shoulders of GOP to a great extent.