NEW ORLEANS – BP froze activity on two key projects Wednesday meant to choke off the flow of oil billowing from its broken well in the Gulf of Mexico after days of moving confidently toward controlling the crisis.
The development was a stunning setback after the oil giant finally seemed to be on track following nearly three months of failed attempts to stop the spill, which has sullied beaches from Florida to Texas and decimated the multibillion dollar fishing industry.
The oil giant and the government said more analysis was needed before testing could proceed on a new temporary well cap — the best hope since April of stopping the geyser. Work on a permanent fix, relief wells that will plug the spill from below with mud and cement, also was halted.
I hate that this is still going on! We can send a man to the moon but can stop this! Insane :(
This could ave been stopped a LOOOOOOOONG time ago but since BP was left in charge (Fox guarding the hen house) and it was NOT to their financial benefit to collapse and seal it immediately they didnt. NOW it's out of control! And I am SOOO pissed at ALL the news organizations and celebrities and politicians who seem to be SO nonchalant about it all! They would bust their BUTTS to get help and aid and technology to Other countries but here we we just left to be screwed....fantastic! Jimmy Buffet performed a free concert to benefit those down here and TRY and bring in tourists...instead Kenny Chesney and Zack brown band dropped out and NO ONE could clear a schedule to come down...but for the Tsunami they dropped EVERYTHING. And now Northrup Gruman is closing down a New Orleans factory and 5,000 MORE people will be with out jobs ON TOP OF the IDIOT in charge shutting down rigs...MORE unemployment......fanfreakintastic!
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Answer by surfcitymom at 1:12 PM on Jul. 14, 2010
It's a fricken oil spill that affects life on this planet and they are too frickin busy making it about money and politics, they need to pull there head out of there ass and just get it done already.
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