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OMG! Drilling Ban? Whats the motivation?

Anyone wonder why they have instituted a drilling ban till they find out why this rig blew? There was no ban on mining and it killed more than twice the amount of people. Can't be the worry over safety of the workers.
It goes to show that this administration is one batch of people who care more about the environment than the humans who live in it and will do ANYTHING to further their agenda.
They don't even blink when they put hundreds of people out of a job for no good reason. It could take months to find the reason for this incident.
Opinions?

 
itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 9:16 AM on Apr. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am not sure what your point is but surely you are not suggesting that the accident suggests things should remain unchanged. At the very least it suggests that we need to make some massive changes in the way we do the drilling offshore and at the worst it suggests we should stop drilling. I lean towards the former but I can certainly understand why people would be even more skeptical than me. I would say that the burden of proof is on all the oil majors (not just BP) to show that they have fully understood
    1. what happened
    2. why it happened
    3. what steps they are willing to undertake to ensure that something like this will not happen again.

    There are two components that need to be addressed: 1st, how do we reduce the likelihood of an event like this ever happening again. And 2nd, if an event does happen for reasons beyond control how can we ensure that the human and environmental damage is minimized.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • My opinion? President Obama is about to change his mind on drilling here.This will provide him with an excuse to do so.Pretty coincidental isn't it? Maybe even convenient that this rig happens to blow.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • OMG- You have GOT to be kidding me.... do you have ANY idea what this oil spill is going to do long-term to the ocean and all the gulf coast's natural environments? Do you have any idea of the death toll it will cause in the natural wild life? Do you happen to eat... shrimp? Fish? Oysters? Ever wanted to take your kids to a white sandy beach for vacation? All that could end in the VERY near future with this HUGE toxic waste dump in the gulf that is quickly heading towards shore!


    This HUGE environmental assault will affect all of us... even if we don't live in the Gulf. It is very sad :(

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:23 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste,” Mr. Emanuel said in an interview on Sunday. “They are opportunities to do big things.”


     


    Mr. Obama's right-hand man!



    Frig the jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 9:25 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • They don't even blink when they put hundreds of people out of a job for no good reason.


    This will do even more damage than that....


     


    screaming

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:25 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • It goes to show that this administration is one batch of people who care more about the environment than the humans who live in it


    And rightly so.... if the environment is totally FUBAR, what do you think that will do to the HUMANS that live there?? Never mind all of the wild life that we all depend on in some way shape or form.


    Sorry, but your post PI$$ES me off! Pull your head out from between your legs and look at the BIG picture here!

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:29 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • It could take months to find the reason for this incident.


    it could take "months" to just stop the leak... and YEARS to clean it up

    VeronicaLee

    Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:35 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • Wow. Just Wow!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:38 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • You tree huggers are crazy.Really, as huge as they try to make it sound(as big as Rhode Island haha)it's just a blip in the huge ocean. Yes this will affect the fishing and the shrimpingin the imediate are for a couple of years but the ocean can and will take care of itself. It always has and will contiue to. It will be a pain and it will be expensive but then so are tornadoes, hurricanes floods and fires. Mother nature always regenerates. It's a misconception that the oil will never go away. In fact, there is natural seepage from the floor of the ocean every day, LIfe goes on without any help from the crazy environmentalists.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:38 AM on Apr. 30, 2010

  • The US government has designated the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as an "incident of national significance". This allows it to draw on resources from across the country.

    The wetlands off the coast of Louisiana sustain hundreds of wildlife species and a big seafood and fishing industry.

    Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency and asked for federal funds to deploy 6,000 National Guard soldiers to help with the clean-up.

    The states of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida are also threatened, as oil continues to escape from the wreckage of the rig.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 AM on Apr. 30, 2010