Words alone cannot convey the anger and frustration I feel with:
- The actual oil spill,
- Lax MMS and federal government oversight before the oil spill,
- An unhealthy relationship between federal oil regulators and private industry long before the oil spill,
- To clean up the oil spill BP is using an oil dispersant that may do more harm than good,
- BP may not be using the best oil dispersant or approach,
- Possible crimes and a cover-up by BP, Halliburton, and Transocean executives,
- An oil-spill cleanup technology that is stuck in the 1980's,
- Federal legislation that limited oil company liability to $75 million, and
- Transocean seeks to limit its liability to $27 million after already receiving $400 million in insurance payments
Let's not forget about the politicians and industry pundits who advocated, "Drill, baby, drill" in 2008.
While accidents happen, an industry that cannot plug a leak a mile below sea level should not be drilling a mile below sea level. And after an oil spill and inability to plug a leak, it has lost my trust and the right to perform deep water drilling. Yes, there needs to be a total ban on deep-sea drilling. A 6-month moratorium is not enough.
This video does a pretty good job about conveying how I feel about the disaster in the Gulf:
Yes, I am participating in the boycott of BP and all of its brands. I hope that you will participate, too.