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    Quote Originally Posted by JMD View Post
    I wouldn't believe anything bp says at this point.
    or any of the other oil companies...the testimony yesterday was amazing..BP and several other companies all have "fill-in-the-blanks" oil response plans. These plans say they are capable of responding to, and cleaning up oil spills of FOUR times the size of the current ones. The other execs basically testified that they wouldnt be having this problem, but BP has just been irresponsible. So where are all of their brilliant ideas? The MMS looks like a sham agency that is gov't at its worse. Unbelievable.

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    Who's in charge here?

    Quote Originally Posted by aka pumpmaster View Post
    or the government
    So, exactly who, or what do you believe?

    2) so in essence, the federal government should NEVER interfere with private business, unless of course there's a massive oil leak (not actually a spill, but a leak) and then they should immediately take charge and run the whole thing from plugging the leak to cleaning it up. I guess that's not big government which Bobby Jindal is opposed to. You can't have it both ways. And would local governments have any greater capacity or ability to manage such a situation?
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    i should qualify..I believe in the local govts. certainly not the feds who bungled this one from the start.

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    Actually, scientists have confirmed that there are about 1 and a half to 2 million gallons leaking out a day.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    or any of the other oil companies...the testimony yesterday was amazing..BP and several other companies all have "fill-in-the-blanks" oil response plans. These plans say they are capable of responding to, and cleaning up oil spills of FOUR times the size of the current ones. The other execs basically testified that they wouldnt be having this problem, but BP has just been irresponsible. So where are all of their brilliant ideas? The MMS looks like a sham agency that is gov't at its worse. Unbelievable.
    MMS was an abdication of government responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMD View Post
    I wouldn't believe anything bp says at this point.
    I believe the part that they are increasingly capturing more oil. BP's strategy all along has not been to close the leak but to capture as much oil from the leak for its profit chain. This might make for good business but it makes for terrible "common good" public policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rodndtube View Post
    I believe the part that they are increasingly capturing more oil. BP's strategy all along has not been to close the leak but to capture as much oil from the leak for its profit chain. This might make for good business but it makes for terrible "common good" public policy.
    Exactly. The thing is I dont care what they say or do until they solve the problem. This is all bs. Maybe Obama should start trying to get this country on a path to using cleaner energy. If I am not mistaken that was one of his selling points? So ya give me a reason to believe anything the gov has to say also.