If this is true it just goes to show how inept our government really is.
The government created a plan to deal with an oil rig accident in the Gulf back in 1994, but now when it actually happens they don't have any of the equipment available.
"If U.S. officials had followed up on a 1994 response plan for a major Gulf oil spill, it is possible that the spill could have been kept under control and far from land.
The problem: The federal government did not have a single fire boom on hand. "
Rest of article:
http://blog.al.com/live/2010/05/fire_bo … aines.html
$800 Billon this year for Military Spending. $4 Billion a month for Afghanistan. Of course they don't have the money. Plans mean nothing.
The Government is inept. Did we not learn how inept with the way they handeled Katrina?
BP was allowed to drill on a promise.
No one in the Corporate World cares at all about the Envirnoment. And neigther does the Government.
Exxon paid next to nothing $500 million after 20 years of appeals for the Exxon Valdez spill. This from a company who made $40 Billion in profit last year.
Texaco destroyed huge areas of Amazon Rain forest then declared bankruptcy.
Does anyone really thing that BP can/will pay for this spill? This is going to be another 20 years of appeals as Corporations weasel their way out of paying. Taxpayers get stuck with the bill. And the Ecological Damage may take 50 years of more to recover.
Total Disaster. Gas prices will go up. Food prices will go up. Fishery and Toursim will be destroyed.
And for what? So one company can make a lot of money?
Thanks for the post... it just points out what most of us already know... the Federal Government can not manage to do anything but borrow, spend, and screw the taxpayer.
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