We Must Have Ecological Disasters
At least that's what the Tea Party members are saying online. The "Drill Baby Drill!" chant is still going strong.
We have to have oil. We have no choice and oil disasters are always an act of nature. For instance, when BP didn't inspect the Alaska pipeline for eight years, and it sprang a leak that no one knew about for weeks, that was a natural disaster. Pipes corrode and eventually leak, that's natural.
The disaster unfolding in the Gulf occurred according to the Tea Party Members, because the oil they were drilling into was under high pressure. Experts in the oil industry didn't expect to encounter high pressures at such depths. So they used gear that wasn't rated for such high pressures and that gear failed. When equipment is installed that isn't up to doing the job, and it fails, that is also an Act of Nature.
They have a valid argument is saying that without oil, the economy is going into the toilet. You've heard me make that argument for over a decade. Oil is running out. We're in the decline phase of Peak Oil. It will end the world economy as we know it. I agree with them there.
They also say that the disasters we see in the oil industry, are natural disasters. It's natural for man made machines to break down. It's natural that when corners are cut and safety is ignored, that there is going to be a disaster.
So get used to it folks. BP has set the standard with this one. There will be a lot more oil rig explosions, and massive oil discharges in our oceans. We have to get that oil to keep the World economy alive, even if it means that we kill the oceans.
Sure we might have to evacuate our coastal cities, but it's a small price to pay, to keep Mr. Hayward comfy in the UK.