BP Oil Disaster-Day 53
On day 53 of BP’s bungling:
- Kevin Costner (yes, that Kevin Costner) plans to stop the crisis with his oil separating technology. Seriously.
- Transocean, one of the corporations responsible for this mess, has invoked a 19th century law to cap their liability at $26.75 million. Small price to pay for destroying a way of life. Cheap bastards
- A government panel has doubled its estimate of how much oil is flowing into the Gulf each day. They now estimate 25,000 to 30,000 per day. That’s the equivalent of the entire Exxon Valdez disaster happening every 8 to 10 days.
- British are starting to backlash against American anger. London Mayor Boris Johnson:
- “When you consider the huge exposure of British pension funds to BP, it starts to become a matter of national concern if a great British company is being continually beaten up on the airwaves,” Mr. Johnson told BBC radio’s Today program.
- Sorry bub, but your “great British company” may destroy an entire region of the United States. Please shut up.
This will be a daily update until the leak is stopped or BP no longer exists. Whichever happens first.