Comments:Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico reported to have reached coast; offshore drilling ban announced by Obama administration
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|Spill Baby Spill||6||17:12, 15 June 2010|
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|Using an oil spill as an excuse to ban offshore drilling is lame.||1||16:49, 14 May 2010|
|Gulf Oil Spill||0||00:41, 3 May 2010|
BP leaks, the taxpayer pays. Can't you hear the queer silence of the conservative media these days?
Speaking as a libertarian, the incompetent fools that allowed this accident to happen should be held to the cost involved here. British Petroleum and whichever engineering firm designed the platform have a lot to account for, and the fact that the people of the USA are footing the bill for this bill is a travesty. That being said, the ban on offshore drilling is every bit as silly as the increased security in airports after 9/11. Also, the fact that BP probably isn't going to be charged for wrongdoing suggests that the industry won't take this as a catalyst for increased safety measures on existing offshore rigs. Once again, everyone is able to avoid responsibility, except for taxpayers.
The only reason for the silence from the conservative media is that there is very little conservative media in general. Conservatives are very angry about this ban. Exclusively watching CNN or NPR, as you apparently do, however, would lead you to believe otherwise.
Surely you jest The entire media is conservative. by "conservative" you actually mean is in support of a neoliberal (laissez-faire) economic agenda and a neoconservative foreign policy agenda.
Obviously offshore drilling itself is not to blame for the incident. It is the people involved in this particular oil rig that should be held accountable since no other offshore drillers did anything wrong.
As if this could ring anyones ear on the internet. To stop the oil flow they need high explosives right over the pipe. A missil or topedo would expidite the closure. Explosives have been used for years to cap oil drilling fires and would work the same a mile under the gulf of mexico to cap the leak. At least give it a try and see what happens. Whats the hold up?