Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Go home, BP


I'm curious as to the question if the oil spill had occurred off the coast of Great Britain, would the response have been the same for BP? If it destroyed their fishing industry in multiple places, would the leak be plugged by now? We might be able to find out.

I, for one, will never buy their gas for as long as I live for destroying first and foremost the ocean environment, which has been there long before we began drilling for oil, and second for destroying the fishing industry and the lives of the people in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. If every single human being in Mexico and the U.S. refuses to purchase their gas (not just short-term but a forever ban), they might pack it up and go home.

This company wants to drill more oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Hmmm, let's see, they like to contract with the cheapest bidder—that would be Halliburton—and you get what you pay for when you contract with the cheapest bidder. You get the cheapest materials and the shoddiest work. Just imagine for one second these two companies drilling more in our waters—yah, you get the picture, the ocean world becomes black. If they can't sell oil on this continent, they can drill around their own island and destroy that one instead next time.

This is a fabulous idea—go home, BP, take your cheap contracts, the fact that you don't care about the environment or all the people you have affected in another country and your next cheap oil well idea, and just get out.

Dorie Adams

Ketchum




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