Here’s a paragraph from Wall Street Journal
Forget the headline, I won’t even discuss that
Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling
Here’s the magic paragraph.
Retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, who heads the federal response, said BP’s latest emergency containment system is on track to capture as much as 15,000 barrels of oil per day, which is the maximum amount of oil the drill ship on the surface can process. BP’s latest update on the rate of recovery late Monday implies that the containment procedure is approaching that limit. Any leakage beyond 15,000 barrels per day will continue to go into the sea until a second ship arrives, likely in mid-June.
.So, for all those asking “What do you want him to do?
We don’t want Obama to personally get a scuba diving gear and plug the hole. Just talk to your Coast Guard Admiral in LA and send him what he needs like you promised. Today, not mid-June. Get a frakking ship to process that oil over 15,000 barrels!
This guy can’t wait that long
Then bill BP.
More on the reasons for this idiocy
“They’re groping in the dark because they’ve never permitted actual estimates to be made,” said Ian MacDonald, a Florida State oceanography professor. “They said a dozen times on television that 5,000 barrels a day was the rate of this spill, and all their engineering was driven by that. Clearly, they were underestimating what kind of capacity they needed.”
And we know full well they were not the only ones lowballing the amounts. Watch this for proof that the White House was declaring lower numbers that were briefed about