Oil Companies Get Green Light for Gulf Drilling Again
Matt | On 13, Oct 2010
I guess it’s back to business as usual in the Gulf of Mexico. Well, kinda..
At least the oil companies are wasting no time getting back to work as the Obama Administration lifted the six-month ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf. The oil companies will be greeted with stricter rules about drilling, guidelines, and setting up new wells. It provides more regulation, which is GREAT in this case, but it all still leaves me with a strong sense of uneasiness.
My memory is not that shot to forget back in JULY when the first tarballs washed up in Lake Ponchartrain outside of New Orleans. Nor will I forget those dolphins that were helplessly swimming or either dead like a doornail floating belly-up in the murky depths of the Gulf of Mexico. Not that long ago, in all honesty, the Gulf was a liquid BP gas station.
Is the federal government really telling us that these companies have cleaned up their act to the point of not taking any more “corporate shits” in the Gulf? There were millions of barrels of oil that spilled into the Gulf. Did it all just evaporate? Umm .. I don’t think so.
I’m not quite sure it’s time for oil companies to start drilling again when there are still so many shrimpers and fishermen out of work in the region. Hell, what is the seafood even looking like from that area? I don’t want to radioactively GLOW while I tear through some crab legs or a good plate of scampi!
Let’s just make sure the federal government is doing its due diligence instead of rushing to put careless polluters back to work. Ok?