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liberation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-20-10 05:04 PM
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63. Not really... territorial ocean laws trump any corporate law
And I don't know about you, but a few billion gallons of crude roaming free around the Gulf of Mexico seem to be proof enough for the US government to act.
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  -Fishermen Report Illness From BP Chemicals highplainsdem  May-20-10 12:24 AM   #0 
  - K& will effect EVERY ONE, 1 way or another.  gimama   May-20-10 12:28 AM   #1 
  - yes - and I expect the US GOVT & the president to take full control over this immediately - it's the  Divine Discontent   May-20-10 01:36 AM   #5 
     - Yes! WHY has that NOT happened yet?!  gimama   May-20-10 02:08 AM   #9 
     - Because legally, they can't  Chulanowa   May-20-10 03:53 AM   #12 
     - Executive Order?  Myrina   May-20-10 08:06 AM   #23 
     - Not really... territorial ocean laws trump any corporate law  liberation   May-20-10 05:04 PM   #63 
     - Oh, sure. Let's stop all the work and start fresh.  Daemonaquila   May-20-10 08:27 AM   #26 
        - Geepers,I couldn't tell that they were doing all that stuff."Heckuva job,BP!",says Daemonquila.  Yeahyeah   May-20-10 09:09 AM   #31 
        - What a load of shit. No, let's not remove anyone that knows anything about this. But, by all means  Raster   May-20-10 11:33 AM   #48 
        - Wow... be careful with the gigantic straw men there...  liberation   May-20-10 05:05 PM   #64 
     - This is not a natural disaster. BP has to pay for the clean-up.  JDPriestly   May-20-10 09:49 AM   #37 
     - Wasn't it the federal Congress who permitted them to perform such hazardous drilling in the first  valerief   May-20-10 11:14 AM   #45 
     - This was no accident...  freebrew   May-20-10 11:41 AM   #49 
     - The US Govt needs to act NOW.  Kermitt Gribble   May-20-10 11:49 AM   #51 
        - If Obama takes charge, then the Republicans will accuse him of interfering  JDPriestly   May-20-10 01:19 PM   #55 
           - So Obama must care first about what the GOP thinks or may say about him or his actions  liberation   May-20-10 05:07 PM   #65 
           - Congratulations. That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.  Kermitt Gribble   May-20-10 07:05 PM   #69 
              - Even if the gulf was completely filled , a lot of Americans  lunasun   May-20-10 08:20 PM   #70 
              - +1  amborin   May-21-10 12:48 AM   #75 
     - I emailed the WH 2 days ago and said they better get these workers biohazard gear. BP will not  felinetta   May-20-10 10:29 AM   #41 
     - BP  Mark D.   May-20-10 03:31 PM   #59 
  - BP used the dispersent BANNED in ENGLAND  flamingdem   May-20-10 12:49 AM   #2 
  - A fact that deserves a thread of it's own. nt  Lorien   May-20-10 01:45 AM   #7 
  - Did our EPA allow that? Where is the gov't? nt  polichick   May-20-10 07:00 AM   #19 
  - Seems like an attack on our waters.Is anyone in charge here?  Yeahyeah   May-20-10 09:05 AM   #30 
  - Yes, the international corporatist BigOil machine is in charge  wordpix   May-29-10 09:21 AM   #78 
  - yes...please start a thread on this!  mod mom   May-20-10 09:25 AM   #33 
  - I saw that too and was disappointed that he didn't name the CEO in question.  unapatriciated   May-20-10 11:44 AM   #50 
  - Story about banned chemicals was posted in GD-P, and totally ignored  IndianaGreen   May-20-10 05:14 PM   #67 
  - no doubt they dumped toxics on their hands that previously, they didn't know how to "disperse"  wordpix   May-29-10 09:23 AM   #79 
  - One month on and this occurs with those in closest proximity on the open sea. . .  Journeyman   May-20-10 12:51 AM   #3 
  - Very clever how BP "hired" the fishermen right off, too.  thecrow   May-20-10 01:25 AM   #4 
  - Hire Them - Get Them To Use A Dispersant That Could Kill Them.......  global1   May-20-10 07:14 AM   #21 
     - Yes, which is why the new "owner" wasn't allowed to implode the towers  glowing   May-21-10 12:14 AM   #73 
  - "the Exxon Valdez Crud," was a real aliment  Ichingcarpenter   May-20-10 01:41 AM   #6 
  - Riki Ott is doing great work  KT2000   May-20-10 02:04 AM   #8 
  - I read top quality info from her on dispersant / plumes in Belgian press  BelgianMadCow   May-29-10 06:25 PM   #85 
     - BEGS the question - and how many has been used? (really, not BPBSfigures)  BelgianMadCow   May-29-10 06:28 PM   #86 
  - "So Arsenic is now in our food chain, right?"  gimama   May-20-10 02:50 AM   #10 
  - yeah, real freakin great! arsenic in the Gulf! BP needs fined til they fold & the guys that  Divine Discontent   May-20-10 03:32 AM   #11 
     - not just the gulf...  amerfayed   May-20-10 11:17 AM   #46 
  - Do those fishermen have boots?  Hubert Flottz   May-20-10 05:10 AM   #13 
  - Houston we have a problem!  jimlup   May-20-10 05:28 AM   #14 
  - But BP (Beyond Prosecution) assured us that the spill would only have a minor impact.  Altoid_Cyclist   May-20-10 05:55 AM   #15 
  - One U.S . Barrel equals 42 gallons, sooo.....  txwhitedove   May-20-10 06:49 AM   #17 
  - How do "they" plan to "clean" an oil slick that's more than 100 miles and several hundred  no_hypocrisy   May-20-10 06:47 AM   #16 
  - BP Bob sez...  Hubert Flottz   May-20-10 07:07 AM   #20 
  - Meanwhile Shell is about to start drilling off Alaska - this admin. doesn't get it yet. nt  polichick   May-20-10 06:54 AM   #18 
  - rec  voteearlyvoteoften   May-20-10 07:55 AM   #22 
  - The government and BP  Magleetis   May-20-10 08:10 AM   #24 
  - Someone mentioned the air quality after 9-11  FirstLight   May-20-10 08:14 AM   #25 
  - Not to defend BP. (I'm not). But this almost certainly refers to the oil itself.  enki23   May-20-10 08:47 AM   #27 
  - Oil Spill  Starckers   May-20-10 09:20 AM   #32 
  - Brilliant reply-NOT  Oilwellian   May-20-10 09:52 AM   #38 
     - Banned in England  Starckers   May-20-10 02:10 PM   #58 
        - Indeed, the difference being that "banned" has a much stronger connotation than "not approved"  liberation   May-20-10 05:11 PM   #66 
  - Apparently you missed this paragraph in the article  Oilwellian   May-20-10 09:44 AM   #36 
  - I didn't "miss" that at all. I think the reporter screwed it up.  enki23   May-20-10 10:49 AM   #43 
  - 'Chemicals used to clean up the spill' Read the article  Ichingcarpenter   May-20-10 10:44 AM   #42 
  - don't count on it---I don't trust them with their dispersant, & dispersants + oil= DISASTER  wordpix   May-29-10 09:25 AM   #80 
  - i'm getting more and more pissed  barbtries   May-20-10 08:59 AM   #28 
  - A forceful President could do it  Bragi   May-20-10 12:03 PM   #52 
     - well, the president is who i wrote to today.  barbtries   May-20-10 12:26 PM   #53 
  - Hell these chemicals actually fried the brains of harbor seals and sea otters.  avaistheone1   May-20-10 09:00 AM   #29 
  - Hitting mercury with a hammer...  Javaman   May-20-10 09:31 AM   #34 
  - Hearings yesterday were discussing some of this . . . but . ..  defendandprotect   May-20-10 09:34 AM   #35 
  - i won't be surprised if BP got rid of some years-old toxics they had on hand  wordpix   May-29-10 09:27 AM   #81 
  - The only solace I have right now?  louis-t   May-20-10 09:54 AM   #39 
  - there's a boycott going on, see Facebook here  wordpix   May-29-10 09:47 AM   #82 
  - Shoe Drop Number 3,,, ANOTHER ITEM THEY KNEW ABOUT!!!  benld74   May-20-10 10:29 AM   #40 
  - Holy crap.....  femrap   May-20-10 10:56 AM   #44 
  - Here's the MSDS for the corexit 9500  enki23   May-20-10 11:29 AM   #47 
  - followup 8 yrs later after Spain had large oil spill...genetic damage too  Blue Diadem   May-20-10 01:01 PM   #54 
  - In a perfect world...  chrisa   May-20-10 01:37 PM   #56 
  - Notice something in common? Health insurance industry opposed health care reform,  alp227   May-20-10 01:41 PM   #57 
  - It will get much much worse. It is gushing out..right now as your read this or ignore this, nt.  Stuart G   May-20-10 03:54 PM   #60 
  - K&R  amborin   May-20-10 04:29 PM   #61 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   May-20-10 04:38 PM   #62 
  - What have we (humans) done? :(  sandyj999   May-20-10 05:59 PM   #68 
  - Evidently, EPA approved a dispersant they're now worried about . . . and want BP to . . .  defendandprotect   May-20-10 10:13 PM   #71 
  - 1930s Oklahoma Dustbowl mass-migration: REDUX  troubledamerican   May-20-10 10:28 PM   #72 
  - they're carcinogenic, too;  amborin   May-21-10 12:38 AM   #74 
  - What doctors should consider for sick 'gulf oil cleanup' workers  Dear Maggie   May-29-10 07:00 AM   #76 
  - Why TF did the feds allow use of toxic dispersants on top of the toxic oil spill?  wordpix   May-29-10 09:18 AM   #77 
  - a travesty  Dear Maggie   May-29-10 10:01 AM   #83 
     - Letter from Rep Markey to FDA re: Corexit (toxic dispersant used)  wordpix   May-29-10 10:09 AM   #84 
  - Worst component of dispersants is Anti-Freeze  Dear Maggie   Jun-06-10 12:10 PM   #87 

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