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June 13, 2010

In response to the backlash against BP in the US some British conservatives are wrapping the environmental vandalism in the flag----taking exception to the anti-British rhetoric that is permeating from America now and demanding that David Cameron, the British Prime Minister, stand up for BP, even though it is a global or multinational rather than a British company.

BPObama.jpg Martin Rowson


It was a case of boom now, deal with the environment later” strategy. It would seem that they Obama administration has trusted BP too much; they've interfered with both scientists and journalists trying to get a handle on what's going on; and they still don't seem to have a real handle on either the scope of the spill or how to respond to it.

So what has happening with respect to the cleanup? What BP is doing leaves a lot to be desired. Big Oil's narrative that instead of a world of “peak oil” with ever-depleting resources, technological innovation offered the promise of extending supplies for another generation is no longer so seductive.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:10 PM | | Comments (7)
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So the global energy company, BP, is getting some flak from the yanks...

Surely getting the dirt on who is ultimately responsible for this debacle should be a simple matter. Basic stuff really.

Just get the Brit intel services to co-operate with the US spy agencies, and we'll know the answer in no time.

I'm betting the finger points at Iran....

I see Rowson has omitted Pinocchio from latest, must no longer matter.
Very Turneresque, with the oils.
Obama, like Rudd locally, finds himself tarnished as a result of his two-timing of the electorate, as a result of wilfully "playing away" to big business and the consequences rather than seeking the home advantage of good regulation sought by the public, the result is a screaming own goal for the Americans and British alike, with relegation consequences both for the People and the environment.

Paul,
Clegg / pinnochio is way off over on the right wing.

No wonder they own goaled.

Rober Reich says in Salon.com:

months or even years could go by as Coast Guard admirals and rear admirals, as well as the White House, tells BP it needs to spend more to stop and clean up the mess it’s created, it’s going way too slow, and it’s not divulging what it knows. And BP shrugs and says it’s doing all it can.

From BP’s perspective its first responsibility is to its creditors and shareholders, not to the American public.

I understand that peak oil is true and that we are now past the point of peak oil. I think many of the current events have to do with this downturn and it won't be long before the main stream media and population wake up and understand what is going on. For me and my family, we are preparing for the next generation.

It took the Mexican government 10 months to cap the leaking Ixtoc I. 3 months into the Deepwater Horizon and its beginning to look as bleak.