OK, so it turns out that BP had a plan just in case its Deepwater Horizon drill should somehow, against all odds, have some kind of accident in the Gulf of Mexico. The plan, written in 2009 as the drilling operation was getting underway, had some minor flaws. For example:
• A professor the report listed as a national wildlife expert had died in 2005;
• The plan’s list of which Gulf wildlife that were “sensitive biological resources” includes walruses, sea otters, sea lions and seals.
Yeah, so it’s obvious that BP simply lifted a plan from some arctic drilling operation and pasted a “Gulf of Mexico” title on it without even taking the time to read the damned thing.
The Associated Press has a nice wrap up of the latest example of BP’s “fuck you” to government environmental and safety rules.
In addition to monitoring the number of barrels of oil escaping into the gulf waters every day, we should scrutinize the daily flow of bullshit escaping from BP officials’ pie holes.