Thursday, July 01, 2010
All about deep sea drilling, oil spill clean up, and Jean Michal Cousteau
I was and am concerned that the U.S. Government confirmed the drilling “pause” does not apply to BP’s new project, called Liberty. BP is going to build a small 5 acre island and drill down 2 miles before drilling 6 to 8 miles sideways in another never before done scheme? No way, come on! This boondoggle is still scheduled to go ahead despite their terrible record of so called accidents and disregard for following common sense? despite that blow out valves fail 40% of the time?" I am increasingly concerned and confused as the likes of Jean Michal admits the sea ecosystem is way too complex for anyone to understand or interfere with while at the same time saying we have the technology to clean up the oil. What about the sea life though?
“The deep-water moratorium does not apply to this particular project, which is based from a man-made island and would potentially be drilling directionally into formations under shallow water. If drilling permit applications are submitted for the project, the Department of the Interior will review them at the appropriate time and determine, based on safety and other considerations, whether the project should move forward with drilling under federal waters,” said Kendra Barkoff, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of the Interior.
So they’re really going to even consider a project as complicated as this one involving a drill down two miles, then turn and bore another six to eight miles more to get to oil on Federally owned land. BP? They can not be stupid enough to trust them in the country let alone drilling more precariously than the disaster they just created. BP plans to move ahead with offshore oil drilling in Arctic
I am very confused by all this! The mantra of "drill baby drill" seems to hold sway period and the likes of those of us that care and the Kevin Costner's and Jean Michal Cousteau's of the world will be there to try and clean up the mess they create. What about life? Sea life, planetary life, is not the issue. Money, business, putting existing life to work is the only issue, what kind of a future is this?
What the hell is wrong with us? The hell with the damn pause button someone better hit the stop button! Remember where life began! We have allowed BP to unleash a volcano of death in the bottom of our chain of life killing life in the ocean that gave life to us. We can not let them add the Arctic to their list of nightmares. Our planet is shrinking. The planet is one life system and everything is interconnected, everything affected by everything else eventually. As I taught my kids, the ocean is like a giant washing machine. What goes around eventually comes around. I asked the question why can't people ever look at the big picture, see the big picture, or think of the repercussions of their actions before they act? They are I am sad to say!
In our eyes BP has done absolutely nothing right period from the get go or the disaster in the Gulf never would have happened. They obviously have never used the necessary technology to deal with this disaster they just got the equipment so they could use the lie that they were prepared. Nothing has gone right! Minimizing the ecological damage and helping the people whose lives they have destroyed they could care less about. Minimizing their financial liability and staying in control of their disaster is all that matters. My thought as yours is, is that we can not let them ply their destruction in the Arctic too! I am sad to say they can and will. They have done everything right. They cut corners made billions for the company and shareholders. Now they just stop the gusher and they have succeeded' The rest will be up to the Jean Michal Cousteau's of the world who will clean up their mess but what about life?
Jean-Michel Cousteau urges widespread involvement to ban any new offshore oil drilling and to increase support for renewable energy. He correctly said the Gulf is the greatest environmental disaster of our lifetimes and it has only just begun. Jean-Michel Cousteau, one of the world's leading ocean explorers, has spoken of his “frustration at the human species” over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Dispatch from the Gulf Oil Spill: Philippe Cousteau Tours the Wetlands, Oil Refineries (Photos and Video)
This is going around the world as it is going to the Gulf Stream. I was ridiculed when I first said that but with the likes of Jean Michael Cousteau stating this is a chain that will kill everything it touches in the ocean and everything that lives because of it "think about that" also that it will get into every other ocean we have still unfolding a disaster of epic proportions just beginning to unfold. We can not add the Arctic to that as far as I'm concerned but they are willing to as they expect technology can make things right. I absolutely doubt it!
Jean Michel Cousteau says gulf oil spill more than a sea change but we can clean it with technology Gulf Oil Spill: More than a Sea Change | Ocean Futures Society
Cousteau endorses non-chemical process to help clean up Gulf spill
Cousteau Says Technology Can Clean Gulf Oil Now
They do not care as we are expendable! BP was the lead in the consortium operating the Exxon Valdez. I was disturbed finding out the attitude, this, and what Jean Michal Cousteau said about technology. People do not matter but they have the technology to re-oxygenate the water and suck up and separate the dispersant and oil saving the oil and putting clean water back to the tune of a million gallons per day for each of the 24 machines that are waiting for word to be put on barges and sent out. I am nonplussed right now! ecosphere re-oxidizes while separating the dispersant and oil, endorsed by Jean Michal Cousteau
The attitude I now know is destroy what you want to get what we want and we have the technology to make it whole again. Others will clean up the mess!
* In closing and I am sure we can all agree but what I'm hearing about the gulf oil spill is unsettling, disturbing, pleasing, pleasing and scary. Do we have this much power? Or is it as I think we can agree? We think we can do what we want because once we destroy everything we have the technology to rebuild and renew it and I doubt it!