Interview With Environmental Artist Franke James (part the 2nd) - Here's the second part of my freewheeling interview with environmental artist and activist Franke James. We discuss the pro-active philosophy that guides...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
All of this is unprecedented of course and a lot of what will come to pass is unpredictable, but you can be sure the consequences will not be pretty.
We've slammed the people at BP repeatedly for being heartless and gutless but Transocean proves they're not alone as they beef up their PR team. They're the only party that's been compensated to date and have actually made a profit from this tragedy.
The Obama administration will face tough questions, as well they should, but are proving to be unlike the previous administration by openly admitting to their culpability in the disaster. On Monday, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said government failures "certainly" include the Obama administration, which took office in January 2009. There will be an independent commision created to figure out all that went wrong leading to millions of gallons of oil gushing into the Gulf.
The Republicans counter-offer for holding BP to account a complete joke as they propose liability be capped at at $150 million.
And when BP says they are siphoning away 20% of the oil that would otherwise end up in the Gulf, they are referring to their repeatedly discredited number of 5,000 barrels per day spewing into those waters. That is their stopgap measure is drawinng 20% of 5,000 barrels. Estimates by those more credible range from 25,000 to 80,000 barrels per day - meaning of course that BP's "fix" is more likely containing somewhere between 1/25th to 1/80th of the spew.
Liars and criminals.
Posted by karl knox at 12:26 PM