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#1 posted 05-24-2010 10:45 PM

I agree there is an overabundance of worthless rants coming out of the media and also from the politicians. Thoughtful discussion is pretty scarce, but it does pop up from time to time. Even here on LJ.

I am very skeptical that there is any reasonable excuse for BP losing control of the well, killing 11 people, burning down a rig, and spilling an awful lot of nasty crude in the gulf. The time for them to take responsibility for what they were doing was before things got out of hand. I suppose its possible that something truly unexpected happened, but its far more likely that the decision makers (BP) were not applying best practices leading up to the loss of well control and the resulting explosion, fire, deaths and spill. If BP can’t do better than this then I wouldn’t let them operate. If the industry can’t do better than this, then I’ll support a ban on offshore drilling – and I work in the industry.

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