Top Kill

Brock said the feds weren't misled and knew the flow rate could be over 15,000 barrels per day before the top-kill procedure
It seems that Steve Chu, the Nobel Prizing-winning Secretary of Energy and his staff of advisors have been exercising what I consider to be questionable risk management with regard to the BP oil gusher.
In his presser this morning, Adm. Allen announced that they are still trying to decide what to do about the relief well. Dithering seems a strong word, but I'm going to use it now.
In the deep water, there is virtually no room for error, stupidity or bad design. Add hubris, and you get what we've been dealing with now for 100 days.
Reporting from Houma, La. Engineers have succeeded in stopping the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing
View the Greenpeace Oil Spill News Page here. Greenpeace scientists and volunteers have been in the Gulf since week one collecting
BP released another instructional video that sort of explains what they are planning; leaving out key how's and why's and throwing in just enough oil speak so as to be distracting from the otherwise good illustration.
We're absolutely, resolutely, and irrefutably addicted to oil, but not in the way that you might think. I'm talking about the ubiquitous presence of plastic in our lives every day.
The recent "We're BP and we're so sorry" ad campaign that's costing millions to air in lieu of expediting financial claims is destined to rank right up there with marrying a Kardashian, for worst PR move, EVER.
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I'm beginning to suspect that BP knows the top kill has failed, but that they are continuing to pump mud out on the ocean floor rather than admit it.
All this has the effect of diverting the story away from the real effects of the disaster that you do not want the media
The damage to our environment, our economy, millions of lives, and our national confidence is done. But there are steps we can take to prevent this from happening again. Here are a few:
People across America were really, really excited about the latest and greatest method that BP was using to finally stop the gush of undersea oil into the Gulf. Only as it turns out, there wasn't really any Top Kill happening!
by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Consider, for instance, Forrest Whittaker's report in The Texas Observer about
But before the announcement, BP and government officials created the impression that the effort was working, reports The
For an explanation of this in terms the layman can understand (along with an interesting visual aid), we turn to Bill Nye
In a handwritten statement to the Coast Guard obtained by the AP, Transocean rig worker Truitt Crawford said: "I overheard
In fact, Obama should be charging BP and his own scientists and agencies to come up with better ways to concentrate the oil
With "Operation Top Kill" now approved and ready to start, millions of eyes will be on the live "spill cam" hoping to catch