Wow, you mean BP and the government are lying about the oil spill?
Here are some fun highlights about the event:
“That report is at odds with a recent report by the BP spill compensation czar that said nearly all will be well by 2012.”
“Magic microbes consumed maybe 10 percent of the total discharge, the rest of it we don’t know,” Joye said, later adding: “there’s a lot of it out there.”
“The head of the agency in charge of the health of the Gulf said Saturday that she thought that “most of the oil is gone.”
“And a Department of Energy scientist, doing research with a grant from BP from before the spill, said his examination of oil plumes in the water column show that microbes have done a “fairly fast” job of eating the oil.”
“And even more troublesome was the tremendous amount of methane from the BP well that mixed into the Gulf and was mostly ignored by other researchers.”
“Kenneth Feinberg, the government’s oil compensation fund czar, said based on research he commissioned he figured the Gulf of Mexico would almost fully recover by 2012”
“I’ve been to the bottom. I’ve seen what it looks like with my own eyes. It’s not going to be fine by 2012,” Joye told The Associated Press. “You see what the bottom looks like, you have a different opinion.”
(end of event highlights)
It must be easy keeping a secret and then keeping the public in the dark about it when we can’t actually see the problem. Are you wondering what it is that they don’t want you to see? Remember all the fuss about a dispersant called “corexit” that roused up some issues with the EPA?
Well here is a more enlightening picture of what corexit does and what really happened in the gulf: (I’ll outline highlights below)
18:10-18:35 What corexit is, and how you can use it to get away with saying “most of the oil is gone.”
19:35-20:10 just how toxic is this corexit stuff anyway?
21:05-22:20 A BP spokesman’s boat ride nightmare part #1
23:29-26:15 boat ride nightmare part #2 and the answer to, “why would BP use corexit when there were safer and more effective solutions?”
26:50-27:10 one more poke at the BP spokesman before he gets to sulk all the way home (at least it appears that way).
33:25-35:50 Two questions: are BP and the government sleeping in a giant bed together? And ‘climatic’ speculation that may have just explained one of the craziest winters in American history?
Funny, it took a respected scientist riding around in a frickin submarine to prove it, but it appears that the oil isn’t really gone, is it? But whatever your view, it looks like this gulf spill mess is quite far from over. 2012? As a Vegas guy, I’d say the smart money is on the over…
More analysis on the gulf spill here.