Boy are those guys in trouble

2 Jun

So hands up out there how many of you have drilled a deep-sea oil well in more than a mile of water? OK, so not that many of you. Me either.

However, I have drilled oil wells on land, back in my early career.  Now, I won’t for a minute pretend that I have all the answers, but I have to tell you that it blows my mind that BP has only NOW got around to trying the two most basic things to control a well blow-out – a top kill and capping the well!! And we are at Day 43! What the heck were they thinking? Gee – let’s wait and see if they notice?

Anyway, what really gets me is the almost total silence on the deaths of 11 workers, and the injuries to many more.  Eleven people lots their lives, and we have just moved on. What was the safety record on the rig? How prepared were people for the type of accident that occured? Could it happen again?  Let’s hope that the hearings and the possible criminal investigation will make sure that those 11 people are remembered, and that their deaths will not be in vain.

Time to hold ourselves accountable, folks. Time to get off the “crude cocaine” our economy is built on.  Friends don’t let friends do unsustainable fuels.

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2 Responses to “Boy are those guys in trouble”

  1. Maura June 7, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    Love it! Count me in as a faithful reader.

  2. Jolaine June 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    I didn’t even hear about the 11 people who lost their lives….why have their heroic actions gone unsung? Tragedy.

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