Sunday, June 13, 2010

BP: Pack your bags - hand over the Gulf Spill to US Government/Navy

SHOOT: Do you really trust a company, whose interests are really just limited to making 'profits' to make a real effort to contain the spill and spare no expense to protect the environment. Of course not. They messed up. They lied. They can't fix it. Kick them out.
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Crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill washes ashore in Orange Beach, Ala., Saturday, June 12, 2010.  Large amounts of the oil battered the Al

The dispute escalated on the same day that ominous new signs of the tragedy emerged on the beaches of Alabama. Waves of unsightly brown surf hit the shores in Orange Beach, leaving stinking, dark piles of oil that dried in the hot sun and extended up to 12 feet from the water's edge for as far as the eye could see.

It was the worst hit yet to Alabama beaches. Tar-like globs have washed up periodically throughout the disaster, but Saturday's pollution was significantly worse.

BP is hard at work trying to find new ways to capture more oil, but officials say the only way to permanently stop the spill is a relief well that will drill sideways into the broken well and plug it with cement.

Meanwhile, Gulf states affected by the disaster are putting the squeeze on BP, seeking to protect their interests amid talk of the possibility that BP may eventually file for bankruptcy.

As of the end of March, BP had only $6.8 billion in cash and cash equivalents available.

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