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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 04:01 PM
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BP Seeks to Resume Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Source: The New York Times

LONDON BP has asked United States regulators for permission to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, two company officials with direct knowledge of the application said on Sunday.

The petition comes less than 12 months after a rig BP had leased there exploded, causing a huge oil spill and killing 11 workers.

BP is seeking permission to continue drilling at 10 existing deepwater production and development wells in the region in July in exchange for adhering to stricter safety and supervisory rules, said one of the officials. An agreement covering existing wells could be reached within the next month but would not include new drilling, the official said.

The other official said, Were making progress but its not a yes yet. Both people spoke on the condition of anonymity because talks on a possible agreement were continuing.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/business/energy-environment/04bp.html
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plumbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 04:06 PM
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1. No thanks.
They have proven to be incompetent.
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Frisbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 05:50 PM
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2. Sure, let 'em drill...
when they have actually completely cleaned up their earlier mess and made those effected by it whole. Oh, and make them take out a $100 billion dollar liability policy on each well they drill. If that's too much to ask in their opinion, fuck 'em. (Actually, fuck 'em any way, like an earlier poster said, "they have already proven themselves incompetent).
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 11:49 PM
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11. I love it. Clean it all up. make it whole. every inch. every creature. Then let's talk. perfect.
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:42 AM
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12. In a republic that isn't dominated by corporatism, that is what would happen.
Unfortunately, corporations and the barons who run them seem to have the advantage in nearly every arena. They own the press. They can easily buy politicians, and they put their friends into agencies that are supposed to regulate corporations. Hell, even the e-voting machines are owned by private corporations. They count the votes and count the dollars. They got themselves a swell racket going.
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JJW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 06:04 PM
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3. Send them to Prison
Edited on Sun Apr-03-11 06:05 PM by JJW
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 06:21 PM
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4. Why not? They've certainly learned their lesson.
:sarcasm:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 08:02 PM
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5. What could possibly go wrong?
:shrug:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:18 AM
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15. Maybe they can also build a nuclear reactor in the Gulf and set off an undersea atom bomb at
the oil site. That would trigger a tsunami of toxic oil *and* radioactivity. What could go wrong with that?

:shrug:

Everyone worries too much. The govt is making sure we're okay.

:scared:
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lutefisk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:42 AM
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16. Re: "Everyone worries too much. The govt is making sure we're okay."

:sarcasm:
:rofl:
:hi:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:51 AM
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18. Yep, and don't forget Congress and SCOTUS and the people who own them all. nt
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pheobees Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 08:12 PM
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6. Why is nobody covering this?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:49 AM
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17. Because the guilty parties might have to be held accountable, and that's not part of
their agenda.
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primavera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 09:01 PM
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7. What a fitting way to celebrate the anniversary...
... of the worst oil spill in history: giving the crooks who perpetrated it license to go out and repeat it. Yep, that's the American way, alright.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:58 AM
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19. That and some gargantuan bonuses.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 09:09 PM
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8. this shows how bought by corporations this administration is
this company doesn't care about America
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 09:14 PM
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9. A picture is worth a thousand words......



- K&R
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-03-11 10:55 PM
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10. Just say "no" to thugs.
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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:32 AM
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13. I wish we would stop ALL drilling in the gulf
Its just not worth it
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:09 AM
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14. No
I am fine with drilling in the Gulf. We need something until we can get alternative power options on an industrial scale. However, I would like drilling to be done by ANYBODY bu BP period.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:46 AM
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20. I'm Sure our Government already gave them green light
...but told them to hold off a little until the people forget and the last leak/spill. Sorry, but our country is run by mad men and women.... real shit for brains.
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