Comment Last Three
June 16, 2010
Both BP and the Obama administration are lying to the American people about the Gulf Oil spill. They have covered up the amount of oil being released into the Gulf, the clean-up efforts, time to fix the leak, and what substances are really coming out of the hole. Crude oil is black, yet this substances coming from the pipe are brown, yellow, and different colors. From the very start of this crisis, we have not been told the truth.
President Obama on Tuesday blamed BP's "recklessness" for the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, vowed to make the company pay for the damage, and said the worst environmental crisis in U.S. history must force the country to move to energy independence. Why not also blame the federal government for forcing oil companies to drill in depths that a human cannot get to in order to fix a problem? Why is the pressure from this oil well so great--did they hit something besides an oil well?
Mr. Obama tried to assure Americans that he is on top of the cleanup effort, though he acknowledged the spill has "tested the limits of human technology." But he stopped short of setting a deadline or offering details of what he wants to see in energy legislation, leaving Congress to take the lead on yet another major part of his agenda. He offered no solutions for stopping the oil leak, except for months away by drilling relief wells.
He called for an escrow fund, paid for by BP, that will compensate those who live along the coast and whose livelihoods have been affected by the spill, and he promised to carry out a long-term restoration plan to repair an entire region that he said is still recovering from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Mr. Obama said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi governor, will head the reconstruction effort, consulting broadly with governments, communities and businesses in the affected regions. Again, Obama does not have solutions, but is trying to take over more businesses and wanting more regulations.
Currently, BP is capped for damages it must pay so who will really pay the cost of this oil spill over the next 20 years? And despite the huge projected environmental and economic costs related to the spill, Mr. Obama added, "We will make BP pay."
Government scientists said Tuesday that they estimate far more oil could be leaking into the Gulf than originally thought. The new estimate is between 35,000 and 60,000 barrels of oil per day, much higher than the previous guess of between 20,000 and 40,000 barrels. The administration says 15,000 to 17,000 barrels of leaked oil are being contained daily.
Obama is supposed to meet the CEO of BP, but this will not solve this crisis. The entire Gulf region from Texas to Florida and even the Eastern Seaboard will be affected by this oil spill. It will take 20 years to recover if we ever do. Tell the American people the truth.