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petegz28
06-17-2010, 09:26 PM
BP Oil Spill: Against Gov. Jindal's Wishes, Crude-Sucking Barges Stopped by Coast Guard

Eight days ago, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered barges to begin vacuuming crude oil out of his state's oil-soaked waters. Today, against the governor's wishes, those barges sat idle, even as more oil flowed toward the Louisiana shore

"It's the most frustrating thing," the Republican governor said today in Buras, La. "Literally, yesterday morning we found out that they were halting all of these barges."

Watch "World News" for David Muir's report from Louisiana tonight.

Sixteen barges sat stationary today, although they were sucking up thousands of gallons of BP's oil as recently as Tuesday. Workers in hazmat suits and gas masks pumped the oil out of the Louisiana waters and into steel tanks. It was a homegrown idea that seemed to be effective at collecting the thick gunk.

"These barges work. You've seen them work. You've seen them suck oil out of the water," said Jindal.

http://abcnews.go.com/WN/bp-oil-spill-gov-bobby-jindals-wishes-crude/story?id=10946379

petegz28
06-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Watch the video on the link. Pretty fucking infuriating

morphius
06-17-2010, 09:34 PM
Simply amazing.

Ebolapox
06-17-2010, 09:35 PM
JFC

morphius
06-17-2010, 09:40 PM
I've heard that one of the issues is that if you are in the corp of engineers and sign off on something, and it doesn't work, then it is possible that you could be sued for the damages. It is a complete mess.

petegz28
06-17-2010, 09:42 PM
This really shows how on top of things the Obama team are. 16 barges told to stop sucking up the oil. Fucking idiotic.

headsnap
06-17-2010, 09:42 PM
Who is in charge?!?!?


is that 48 hours up? oh yeah, that was for the $... :shake:

petegz28
06-17-2010, 09:50 PM
One really has to start to wonder if Obama wants to exacerbate the damage for political reasons? The more damage done, the more he can shakedown BP and the more he thinks he can pimp Cap and Tax.

talastan
06-17-2010, 10:21 PM
One really has to start to wonder if Obama wants to exacerbate the damage for political reasons? The more damage done, the more he can shakedown BP and the more he thinks he can pimp Cap and Tax.

Just like the market failures were used to pass banking reform, and stimulus. Never let a crisis go to waste. My question is when will Obama deem it is okay to start working on stopping this?

notorious
06-17-2010, 10:28 PM
One really has to wonder why shit like this is happening.

Pitt Gorilla
06-17-2010, 10:52 PM
The barges are working.

I know it makes some folks feel better to blame Obama for everything, but I don't see evidence that Obama had anything to do with the barges temporary stoppage.

notorious
06-17-2010, 10:57 PM
I know it makes some folks feel better to blame Obama for everything....


I am getting tired of this, too.

morphius
06-17-2010, 11:11 PM
The barges are working.

I know it makes some folks feel better to blame Obama for everything, but I don't see evidence that Obama had anything to do with the barges temporary stoppage.
You are right, its only been about 60 days, there is no way his administration could have stepped up and found a better way to manage any single part of this situation...

Taco John
06-17-2010, 11:47 PM
Wanna see my "not suprised" face?

Pitt Gorilla
06-17-2010, 11:52 PM
You are right, its only been about 60 days, there is no way his administration could have stepped up and found a better way to manage any single part of this situation...It appears you didn't actually read the statement you quoted. The stoppage appears ridiculous, as the coast guard was apparently looking for life jackets and fire extinguishers on the skimmers. But I'm not convinced that Obama specifically ordered the stoppage for the afore-mentioned reasons. Perhaps he did, but evidence supporting that claim appears lacking at this time.

I honestly have no idea how you got what you did from my statement. You claim I am right and then talk about something else entirely. What's that all about?

morphius
06-18-2010, 12:00 AM
It appears you didn't actually read the statement you quoted. The stoppage appears ridiculous, as the coast guard was apparently looking for life jackets and fire extinguishers on the skimmers. But I'm not convinced that Obama specifically ordered the stoppage for the afore-mentioned reasons. Perhaps he did, but evidence supporting that claim appears lacking at this time.

I honestly have no idea how you got what you did from my statement. You claim I am right and then talk about something else entirely. What's that all about?
Oh, I don't believe that Obama had anything to do with stopping the bardge's, I think it would be silly to think he did. Sorry, my post had to do with my frustration that many seem to try to cover for Obama in the overall mess down there.

talastan
06-18-2010, 08:53 AM
The barges are working.

I know it makes some folks feel better to blame Obama for everything, but I don't see evidence that Obama had anything to do with the barges temporary stoppage.

While you may be correct in that Obama didn't have anything to do with the stoppage, it is the fault of a bloated government bureaucracy. The Coast Guard does periodic safety inspections of boats all the time while the boats being inspected are already under way. Why then do they have to contact the builders? They can just check that the crew has their life jackets and verify visually that the boats have fire safety equipment?

bevischief
06-19-2010, 08:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBPIPWqOziw

Watch this.

bevischief
06-19-2010, 08:10 AM
http://www.unknowncountry.com/media/?clip=85

Listen to this.

go bowe
06-19-2010, 02:08 PM
is it even possible to "clean up" the oil?

will it be possible to restore the ecosystem of the entire gulf of mexico?

do we have any experts on the planet?

Pitt Gorilla
06-21-2010, 10:40 AM
is it even possible to "clean up" the oil?

will it be possible to restore the ecosystem of the entire gulf of mexico?

do we have any experts on the planet?If by "experts" you mean dudes with sick mullets and Zubaz, then, yeah, we have a bunch of those.

CoMoChief
06-21-2010, 02:27 PM
Good job dems!

Jenson71
06-21-2010, 02:32 PM
One really has to start to wonder if Obama wants to exacerbate the damage for political reasons? The more damage done, the more he can shakedown BP and the more he thinks he can pimp Cap and Tax.

LMAO

Jenson71
06-21-2010, 02:34 PM
is it even possible to "clean up" the oil?

will it be possible to restore the ecosystem of the entire gulf of mexico?

do we have any experts on the planet?

pete is watching cable news. He'll be an expert in about 15 minutes.

Dylan
06-23-2010, 12:24 AM
BFF on the sidelines ...



10 Rajab 1431 / Wednesday 23 Jun 2010 / 02 Tir 1389 a Tehran - 08:51 / GMT - 04:21

Fars News Agency

Iran Renews Offer to Help US Harness Oil Spill

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast underlined Tehran's technical capability to help the US control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and said Tehran is ready to study Washington's request for help in this regard.

"The issue will be studied if the US administration asks for it," Mehman-Parast said in his weekly press conference here in Tehran today, stressing that Iran has the required expertise and skillful human resources in this ground.

The spokesman said that resolving the problem of the oil spill and the resulting slick in the Gulf of Mexico is a humanitarian issue that encourages all countries to provide the necessary aids to reduce the vast and drastic effects of the incident on the environment.

The remarks by Mehman-Parast came a day after The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that its experts are prepared to control the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

"The experience of Iranians' presence in curbing oil spills in a number of neighboring states in the Persian Gulf, such as Kuwait, demonstrates Iranian capabilities and skills and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps is ready to help curb the oil spill (in the Gulf of Mexico)," Commander of the IRGC's Khatam ol-Anbia Headquarters General Rostam Qassemi stated.

Qassemi reminded the environmental threat posed by the oil spill to the Caribbean states and nations, and stated, "Despite new sanctions, the IRGC is prepared to fulfill its humanitarian duty in this regard and use its exclusive and indigenous capability in the Gulf of Mexico."

Earlier on May 24, Iranian Oil Minister Masoud Mir-Kazzemi had voiced the country's preparedness to aid the US in cleaning the massive oil spill in Mexico's Gulf Coast which threatens the surrounding environment.

The BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers, and sank two days later. Ever since, hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil, perhaps even millions, have been spewing each day into the sea.

The resulting slick, now the size of a small country, threatens to leave Louisiana's fishing and coastal tourism industries in tatters, ruin pristine nature reserves, and cause decades of harm to the ecology of fragile marshes that are a haven for rare wildlife and migratory birds.

The Obama administration has been forced to defend its response to the disaster as some Republicans have sought to portray it as its Katrina, an allusion to president Bush's mishandling of the response to the hurricane that devastated Louisiana in 2005.

http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8904011490



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