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Cease & Desist — Why Now?
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Cease & Desist

Gulf Gusher symbolThe EPA should go to Federal Court and apply for a cease and desist order against BP for polluting the Gulf of Mexico. If BP fails to stop the flow, they will be fined every day until they stop.

It has been obvious for some time that BP has no real interest in stopping the flow, only in recovering what oil they can from the gusher. You have to wonder if there is an insurance company somewhere that will go bankrupt trying to cover the costs.

Thad Allen: Only BP has expertise to stop oil spill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. official leading the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Sunday that only BP had the expertise to plug the gaping hole in its deepwater well and that he trusted the oil company was doing its best.

The comments by Adm. Thad Allen, the commandant of the Coast Guard, signaled that the U.S. government wouldn’t take a larger role in stopping the five-week-old spill even as frustration in the Gulf coast grows over the Obama administration’s policy of letting BP run the cleanup.

BP rents its expertise, it doesn’t own it. It leases everything and uses contract workers, like all major corporations. Transocean owned the rig, but it is doubtful that many of the crew on the rig worked for Transocean, as most oil rig employees are considered independent contractors and get their jobs through third party “body shops”.

If BP was so competent, why didn’t their crack team realize immediately that the BOP plans they received weren’t for the configuration used on the Deepwater Horizon? If they are such masterful performers, how did they permit a device with a dead battery and leaking hydraulic line be put under a mile of water?


1 Kryten42 { 05.25.10 at 11:37 am }

And the bean counters win again.

So… what’s new?

Honestly… this kind of stuff is now the norm. I don’t even get surprised or annoyed any more. I just *shrug*

We now have the World the people asked for. Enjoy it while it lasts… Better hurry!

2 Bryan { 05.25.10 at 12:30 pm }

Of course it’s the norm. Why should anyone do their best for a short-term employer?

When the corporations dumped the concept of loyalty for workers, the workers reciprocated. It’s a deathspin and I see no attempt to pull out.