A question. Why hasn't this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico been declared a national emergency ?
Wouldn't this free up more help to stop and clean up this mess?
Robert (Ski) Siesputowski
If the government would have declared a national emergency,the teabaggers would have accused them of taking over the oil industry.
That is why all immediate aid was refused, that is why the Gulf States were denied and obstructed from doing cleanup on their own, that is why the oil was allowed to reach the shore, marshes and beaches. Take advantage of an industrial accident, allow it to develope into an environmental disaster and use that disaster to promote a political agenda - Cap and Trade! The people don't matter to these politicians and manipulators.
There was never any desire by the Administration to step in immediately and do everything they could to capture as much oil as possible and mitigate as much damage as possible. Their actions and the time table of their actions do not reflect any urgency what so ever! The BP safety record when compared to other oil companies, the huge BP political contributions and the rapid government approval of every action BP took prior to the well blow out makes a great scenario for one to speculate about.
Also consider the drilling moratorium, the departure of the deep water drilling rigs for Brazil and the Petrobras, Goerge Soros, Barack Obama instigated US Tax Money oil fields. (Research the Chicago Climate Exchange and see who is in line to profit from the above actions).
Good questions Ski. I think my comments summarize the intentional inaction.