If we’ve learned anything at all from this Deepwater Horizon disaster, it’s the complete incompetence of every government agency anywhere near this cluster****. From the Department of the Interior, to the Minerals Management Service, and now extending to the EPA( Environmental Protection Agency), or should that be the CPA ( Corporate Protection Agency). It would be funny if the consequences weren’t so dire.
“The Environmental Protection Agency informed BP officials late Wednesday that the company has 24 hours to choose a less toxic form of chemical dispersants to break up its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to government sources familiar with the decision, and must apply the new form of dispersants within 72 hours of submitting the list of alternatives.
The move is significant, because it suggests federal officials are now concerned that the unprecedented use of chemical dispersants could pose a significant threat to the Gulf of Mexico’s marine life. BP has been using two forms of dispersants, Corexit 9500A and Corexit 9527A, and so far has applied 600,000 gallons on the surface and 55,000 underwater.”
NOW they’re concerned? After 655,000 gallons of this crap have been dumped into the Gulf? It gets better (or worse). Apparently the EPA relied on BP’s own testing before giving the OK:
“After BP conducted three rounds of testing, federal officials approved the use of underwater dispersants late last week…”
So the EPA didn’t see a problem with letting BP test and then dump an unprecedented amount of dispersant into the Gulf of Mexico? Dispersant purchased from a company whose board of directors includes an 11-year member of the board at BP?
Add the name Lisa P. Jackson, EPA administrator, to the list of those who should be fired.