Saturday, April 07, 2012

BP is moving forward drilling in the Arctic with a Russian company "disastrous" plus Shell working on US okay. OMG!

BP is still going to be drilling in the Arctic but now with a Russian company with a more disastrous record plus Shell is also still going forward. What a frigging nightmare! Read the story at the link and Shell is filling us with the same crap that BP did. They can handle it, it's safe, my ass!

“Although Greenland last year refused drilling concessions to BP because it lacked rigorous enough safety protocols, BP appears to have found a more willing back door to the pristine Arctic environment via the Russian firm Rosneft,” said Ivan Blokov, Campaign Director, Greenpeace Russia."Given that in 2009 alone, Rosneft had 12,000 pipeline breaks, 7526 of which resulted in oil leaks, it would be an understatement to say we are concerned about these two companies operating together in Arctic.” This is scary stuff! Man this is still too close to home and a disaster in the making. They are destroying our frigging world at an ever increasing rate.

Remember when Mexico Gulf disaster was going on? Look what they were going to do for us. A Russian company doing this scares the hell out of me. 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?"

Royal Dutch Shell's bid to drill in the Arctic this summer took another step forward on Friday when the U.S. Interior Department approved its oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea.

“The deep-water moratorium we had in place did not apply to this particular project, which would have been based from a man-made island and would have potentially been drilling directionally into formations under shallow water. If drilling permit applications were submitted for the project, the Department of the Interior would have reviewed 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. What the hell is wrong with us to even think of this? Our desperation is grotesquely misplaced!

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.

Someone better hit the stop button! Remember Bush and Cheney's secret White House meetings with the so called energy czars? Remember, the rest of the world by law must use an acoustic valve in case of emergency that would have prevented this. Since oil ran this country Bush and Cheney decided at 1/2 million per valve it was too expensive for oil companies as profit and cutting corners was their only goal not the people and the environment. All inspections of drilling and platforms stopped in 2001. Obama's mistake was not re instituting them instantly but he better do it before he lets those idiots drill in the Arctic.

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. 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? Engage brain before moving!

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. We can not let them ply their destruction in the Arctic too!

Now unbeknownst to me we plan on allowing Chevron to drill in the Arctic too. We know what happened in the Gulf of Mexico and we see the still unfolding nightmare from the disaster in the North sea with oil and deadly gas thrown in. Why do we seem to be racing to destroy the planet. It can only take so much and we have made a horrible mess to date. Why not hydrogen and or natural gas as a major energy replacement? We have to stop this if it is not too lat already!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Ranch Chimp said...

Mornin Jim ... this is an importante posting too, because alot of folk's dont even realize what the Hell is going on with the artic and folk's like BP, I have touched on this in a few posting over the last few year's, as far as this muscle move they were pulling up there a few year's ago with them huge Russian ice breaker's followed by a caravan of tanker's, which is why I figured that the global warming and ice melting was so much of a plus for these indistries, it waws thinning the ice and allowing them to move in equipment easy that otherwise was previously difficult (which may also cause conflict between countries to come like Russia, China and USA especially). The new technologies for scouting. scanning beneath the earth over the last decade or two have really improved, this was also used year's back to determine all the copper and other mineral's locked in Afghanistan ... like the Keystone Pipeline, their NOT going to give up until they are able to mine the entire earth (what I called in my journal "mega- mining"), with China and India now to be the new mega market's of the future (especially carrying a third of the earth's population), that is what alot of this poil and other thing's like copper are being mined for, of course also the abundance of natural gas under USA (not to mention a schlew of oil too), back when they were giving BP CEO a tingue lashing on Capitalism Hill, he was already being put in place to run BP Russia operation's. BP already has a schlew of tele commercial's promoting fishing and tourism on the "new" Gulf of Mexico" (as they are labelling it cleverly, as if they actually improved the Gulf through the type of subliminal advertising and marketing they use) ... our battle with these energy giant's Jim, has just begun, and if we think we seen mining and drilling in the past ... with this new asian appetite and industrialization of today, we aint seen nothing yet (even while we are going green or whatever, countries like China are opening up new coal plant's quicker than Dallas/ Fort Worth opening new fast food joint's)... we are no doubt going to have some real enviromental issue's to come soon, I'll bet my paycheck on it. Energy is the new mega market, whether we see it or not, it even comnnect's to the reason for allowing too big to fail entities and also bailing them and their investor's mout ... this is exactly why I posted thing's about what I call the "collapse", because at the rate we are going ... economically many will obtain mega wealth ... but they will also self destruct to a degree as well. It's such a long story Jim, but I have covered already much of it. Thanx for the posting Jim ... it is real.

Demeur said...

I'm not quite as concerned about this issue just yet. The reason? Another company tried to drill up there and ran into a bit of a problem. It seems they have to drill through quite a bit of ice to get to the sea floor and that ice is constantly moving. They can't keep their drilling pipes from being crushed by the force of the moving ice. Maybe mother nature is being kind to us.

jmsjoin said...

You're not shitting RC you've been thinking about this for a while Not just Russia but the rest of us vying for the deep sea mineral wealth promise permanent military presence to defend their interest.

You know I write with a group of like minded progressive people that cover all kinds of things like I do and things of general interest.

I guest on Gwen's radio program Sunday nights when I remember, oops forgot it again.

Anyway you would enjoy it if you had time. It is invite only and I would be glad to if you wanted. It was started by occupy leaders. Here it is if you want to look around, let me know if you are interested and I will put your name in

Anyway I have been telling them from day one in response to their questions as well as on my site that the people and the planet do not matter. The oil companies and others that have do not even think about those things only making money and destroying the planet.

Those of us that care just do not get it. You are right there is so much here it would take a book. I too will shut up.

jmsjoin said...

Demeur it blows me away that they can not even drill in a simple area if there is such a thing and they are going to do it or try in in one of the harshest environments in the world.

It sickens me, wait till they do to the arctic what they did in the Gulf and they will only it will be even more disastrous for all of us.

Shit, they just did it in the North Sea, this was even worse because it was natural gas and oil.