BP Oil Disaster Day 50
More bad news. Although both the government and BP were encouraged by the recent efforts to stem the flow of oil into the Gulf, it appears that no one actually seems to know what the hell is going on. Some experts estimate that BP’s latest attempt to cap the well may be capturing around half of the nearly 20,000 barrels of oil leaking into the Gulf everyday, while other experts feel that the flow rate has actually increased significantly. Estimates about the flow rate range anywhere from 20,000 to 90,000 barrels per day. Since no one can even agree on how much oil is leaking in the first place, how can anybody accurately determine the effectiveness this latest containment effort?
Just in case you were wondering how the most brilliant thinker of our time feels about this catastrophe, here it is:
Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country’s energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It’s catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it. (Sarah Palin, blaming the Gulf oil spill disaster on “extreme environmentalists” via Facebook message on 6/2/10)
This will be a daily update until the leak is stopped or BP no longer exists. Whichever happens first.