Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Shame on You BP!

(Photo from June 12, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama – oil that is now washing up on shore.)

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded tragically killing 11 workers and resulting in the largest environmental disaster in US history. Within just two short days a five-mile oil slick had already formed. Now two months into the Gulf oil spill disaster, millions of gallons of oil are spilling into the ocean and BP is only managing to contain a relatively small percentage of that oil. As of June 14, 2010 various internal documents and emails from BP management personnel have surfaced that show a series of money saving short cuts and poor decisions increased the likelihood of this catastrophic disaster. So what this basically all boils down to is that not only did some greedy and/or lazy BP executives take a huge gamble in order to save time and money, they also did so without having any sort of proven disaster management plan in place. Now if that isn’t disgusting I don’t know what is. …I’m just saying…


  1. Oh can I go on and on with this subject, being that I work in the industry. Here is some sad truth. All big companies, Oil or not, claim to be proactive and caring. Many big execs do care, but do not understand the depth of the actual industry they work in because they are on a business or upstream side of the business. What I have noticed working with big companies is that the left hand rarely knows what the right hand is doing and to a major fault. As much as a company or exec may care, it is still a business and when you look at stock, prices, costsavings, recession... It narrows the view and they do whatever it takes to keep making money and keep up with the competition... Again... I can go on and on...

  2. @Santos: Sad indeed! Unfortunatley doing whatever it took to make money resulted in an extremely catastrophic environmental disaster.


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