Tuesday, May 11, 2010
What About the Other Gulf Oil Platforms?
3,858 oil rigs in the Gulf. Are any of them equipped as the ones in Noway with the ability to remotely shut them off if necessary? Are they all equipped with the proven ineffective 'blow out preventers'? Shouldn't we be talking about an emergency program to do just that? I know everyone's focus is on cutting the flow from the Deepwater Horizon but it seems like the powers that be ought to be looking forward a bit more. Yes, they are talking about splitting up the MMS now but that is a little like the proverbial 'shutting the barn door' thing. It just seems like everyone is behaving like this is some giant 'one off' and could never happen again. Just saying.