Also in May, a frantic Public Offered Ideas to Stop Oil Flow to the Government. These too were rejected. At the time, an Official said the US cannot take over cleanup duty. Let the coffee flow as we klatch, offered company Executives.
Small communities adopted some natural alternatives. The Obama Administration, which had relied solely on the vaunted wizardry of British Petroleum, has begun to be, ever so slightly, more engaged, However, spokespersons say the government is reliant on the company's tools, technology and expert talent. Surely, it is evident; clean remediation is not BP's standard. The petroleum profiteer prefers the use of toxic chemical solutions, even those banned by the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA].
People are frustrated, as the oil comes ashore. BPs Chief Executive Officer offers absurd analysis and silly statements. The beleaguered boss admits his job is on the line; however, he assesses the oil gusher and the gallons released into the wild as, "relatively tiny" compared with the "very big ocean".
Many have wondered why we do not use hay, hair, and other natural fibers to, at least, capture some of the oil as it spouts. Limited supplies of one, fragility of the other, does not negate the truth as stated by Myron Sullivan II, founder of Global Response Group (GRG), a well known industry expert on oil spill responses. In an electronic mail message, he professed hay could be a good complement for other novel systems. Indeed, the GRG prospectus emphasizes that many existing oil spill response solutions could be used in combination with its technology to contain and remove oil spills. Indeed, hay, hair, or other natural forms for cleanup could compliment and harmonize with any safe and sane system.
While Mister Sullivan and his organization could realize capital gains if his own technological triumph was embraced, at least, for now, the creator of the AEROS system understands that biology works to benefit an ecosystem. Surely, any organic alternative would be better than the various poisonous, preposterous, BP funded fumbles and follies the public has seen.
At this moment in time, even a system such as AEROS is not an option. No tested technique, hair and hay amongst these, has been incorporated into the cleanup and containment. BP thinks it best to go it alone, to persuasively advertise, and advance only the message the company hopes will move the masses.
Dollars are not doled out to those whose lives have been destroyed. Almost none of the billions from profits have been spent to hasten the prospect of Gulf water purification. Nor has this cash and crude ravenous company donated dollars to other more sound endeavors. British Petroleum is too busy ravaging the environment and destroying economic stability.
Why? The answer is perhaps as illogical as the attempts to cap the huge hole BP bored into Mother Earth's flesh. No matter what BP or other companies do, profits are the priority. BP only wishes to capture and resell the crude. Critters, communities . . . These are as spilled coffee. . . only a concern to the degree they might create a problem for BP.
References for a refinement of natural resources . . .
- Plastic. Fantastic. Frontiers. September 2001
- ARCO Aluminum, Incorporated.owned by BP.
- Sale of Innovene, BP Newsletter. Winter 2005
- New Plastics from Old; SPORT Polymer Cracking technology. BP Global. Frontiers 2004
- A Brief History of BP. By Ishaan Tharoor. Time. June 2, 2010
- Safety Violations and Fines Did Not Deter BP and Massey Disasters, By Joshua Frank. truthout. June 2, 2010
- Gilf of Mexico Oil Spill. Deepwater Horizon News. The New York Times.
- Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time, By John M. Broder. The New York Times. March 30, 2010
- Arctic Drilling Proposal Advanced Amid Concern, By William Yardley. The New York Times. May 19, 2010
- Public Offered Government Ideas to Stop Oil Flow. CBS News. May 6, 2010
- BPs The New York Times.
- BP kept using toxic chemical in Gulf despite EPA warning, By Raw Story. May 24, 2010
- Oil Hits Home, Spreading Arc of Frustration, By Campbell Robertson, Clifford Krauss and John M. Broder. The New York Times. May 24, 2010
- Tony Hayward's greatest hits. By Benjamin Snyder. Cable News Network. June 10, 2010
- BP boss admits job on the line over Gulf oil spill, By Tim Webb. The Guardian. Friday May 14, 2010
- Oil Spill Update: Can Kevin Costner - Or Anyone Else - Clean Up this Mess? By Megan Harris. Faster Times. May 25, 2010
- Energy Outlook Offers Grim Fossil Fuel Forecast, By Melinda Burns. miller-mccune.com. June 10, 2010
- U.S. Energy Information Administration. International Energy Outlook 2010
- UPDATE 2-Obama: Gulf drilling only if ensure no more spills, By Matt Spetalnick. Reuters. May 22, 2010
- BP Suggestion Box Frustrating Companies, Not Cameron, Costner, By Pat Wechsler and John Lauerman. Business Week. June 2, 2010
- Official says US can't take over cleanup duty,. By Greg Bluestein. Boston Globe. May 25, 2010
- Nelson: Obama should take over oil spill fix if BP attempt fails, By Michael O'Brien. The Hill. May 25, 2010
- BP summons more ships to capture spilled oil, By Brian Winter. USA Today. June 11, 2010
- BP Profits From Gulf Spill, By David Morse. Huffington Post. May 3, 2010
- BP to give revenue from spilled oil to wildlife fund, By Erika Bolstad. McClatchy Newspapers. June 8, 2010