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  •  The No Fault firing squad, wasn't much reported (1+ / 0-)
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    on either. Who's interests do these Senators have in mind?

    Investigators focus on sequence of events leading to oil spill
    By Erika Bolstad and Les Blumenthal
    McClatchy Newspapers  Tue, May. 11, 2010 08:06 PM

    None of the executives was willing to accept blame for causing the disaster, however.

    McKay emphasized that BP had hired Transocean to drill the well, and questioned whether Transocean's blowout preventers - huge devices that sit atop the well under water and are intended to close the drilling pipe in the event of a disaster - had worked properly.

    Transocean's Newman disputed BP's claim that the blowout preventers failed, and Halliburton, the cement contractor responsible for sealing the well, blamed BP as the owner of the well.

    Halliburton, the cement contractor responsible for sealing the oil well, put the blame on BP as the owner of the well, saying it simply was following BP's instructions.

    "The investigation is going to look at every piece of the procedure, the directives, the decisions, and the processes that was used, and that - that investigation is under way," he said. "So I've not had a review of that yet."

    Asked by Sessions whether a blowout would have been less likely if the mud had not been removed, he responded: "I don't know. I don't know."

    Exasperated with their finger-pointing, the top Republican on the Senate Energy Committee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, warned the executives that their negligence could harm future offshore drilling in U.S. waters and have an impact on the country's energy policy.

    "I would suggest to all three of you that we are all in this together," she said. "Not only will BP not be out there, the Transoceans won't be there to drill and the Halliburtons won't be there to provide the cementing."

    Nice scolding, Murkowski, I'm glad you've got YOUR Contributor's Interests at heart.  Sure is embarrassing isn't it when 'the kids' start acting up like that -- maybe you'll have to give them a Time Out and take all their Toys away too?  It's not like they really did anything "Wrong" is it?  You know, 'boys will be boys', and 'accidents happen' -- The People will understand, right?

    Where does the Buck Stop, when it comes to BP Oil?

    The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

    by jamess on Wed May 12, 2010 at 02:07:22 PM PDT

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