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Given the routine disconnects we saw in live video feeds versus what the Coast Guard said in their press conferences it seems sensible to remain skeptical about them coughing up the whole truth about this latest Macondo leak. We already know that whatever BP says can be trusted to be little more than blatant lies. The site should have 24/7/365 publicly viewable live feeds in the light of repeated sheens coming from the Macondo site. h/t Yasuragi
It certainly doesn't put the legal profession in a good light when a professional publication states, "This Settlement, estimated at $7.5 billion, is not capped, which means that there is BP money up for grabs for those businesses and individuals prepared to take [sic] participate."
October 29, 2012 5:15 PM
I hope the Coast Guard is adamant about retrieving or cleaning up the offer dam and whatever else might have been leaking when the inevitable BP whining about it starts. Sheens that are not "feasible to recover" is totally unacceptable.
Congressman Markey is absolutely correct in asking for release of all ROV video footage and demanding the cleaning as well as removal of all the remaining debris. Oil-contaminated equipment does not an environmentally friendly artificial reef make. h/t Yasuragi
Published: October 25
Unsurprisingly, BP has already started efforts to duck its responsibilities for cleaning up its own mess. Also, we see further proof that the Department of Interior is an industry captive agency. There is no excuse for them granting permission to abandon any of the wrecked Macondo equipment nor the equipment used in the well capping effort as there is no evidence that any of it is clean.
Unfortunately, I could not get any of the video on the NOLA site to work. However, I'm more interested in seeing an entire site survey over weeks and months rather than seeing a video of a coffer dam that both BP and the Coast Guard admit is leaking. h/t Yasuragi
Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:21 PM
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