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That BP and the MMS are both negligent in this disaster. And you know you can all yell about the MMS not doing it's job and you're right; that's inexcuseable and 'heads should roll' jobwise.

But IMO that will still never excuse the company for taking advantage of that weakness; knowing full well what the consequences could be.


In response to a U.S. senator's questions
in a letter, BP said it never follows a federal law requiring it to certify that a blowout preventer device would be able to block a well in case of an emergency. The inquiry stemmed from a hearing in May into the Gulf oil spill from the explosion and fire which sank the Deepwater Horizon rig.
But, at the same time, the British oil giant blamed the federal oversight agency, Minerals Management Service, for not asking it to comply with the law.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:12 PM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • They have also taken too many shortcuts and have risked our oceans, wildlife and humanity. Its unforgivable.
    parrishsky

    Answer by parrishsky at 7:22 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Oh, so BP risked the Gulf because nobody told them not to? I wouldn't accept that argument from my 4 year old. And heads should roll at MMS as well, everybody knows that huge corporations don't do anything unless forced.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:04 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:12 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Well I think all should be held responsible.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • They should both be held responsible for their parts.
    Mommy2mj

    Answer by Mommy2mj at 7:25 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • What is MMS?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:58 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • BP had 760 safety violations in the past five years and paid $373 million in fines, Sullivan said. By contrast, Sunoco and ConocoPhillips each had eight safety violations and ExxonMobil just one.


    MMS = Minerals Management Service


    /OP/
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:06 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Whatever, I'm bored with this topic
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:17 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • of course you are; it doesn't affect your life so why should you care?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • "Whatever, I'm bored with this topic"


     


    If this topic bores you, feel free to move on. Perhaps you'd prefer to hang out with other petulant youngsters until you have matured enough to tackle a topic of such magnitude.


     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:02 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

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