Your mom asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why don't we demand our corporations, esp. oil companies, have better disaster-preparedness plans?

And INVEST in them? Because guess who's going to be paying to clean up this greedy corporation's mess? You.

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  • ash
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    cuz they have us convinced we might have to pay an extra penny a gallon thereby making it harder for us to buy our hi def flat screed 3 D mega teevees. Screw the enviironment, spill baby spill and buy baby buy!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Different countries have different levels of regulations regarding events like this. The US just has very lax rules because that involves government getting involved with the economy by telling a company what it can and cannot do. You know..... SOCIALISM!!!!!

    To be fair to BP, this is a rare type of accident of such a massive scale that humans are completely powerless to stop.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I heard an oil engineer on the radio last night say that this type of accident was extremely unusually.....like NEVER, he was a caller not a gues on the program. He would not go so far as to say that it was not an accident but left a lot open to interpretation.

    So who would blow up an oil rig?

    The Chinese, Russians all are drilling in the GULF OF MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Would the Environmentalist to make sure that public opinion goes against more drilling due to spills?

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  • 1 decade ago

    That would involve regulation. Certain elements are opposed to regulation as a matter of principle. So you see the unhindered market working. Isn't it working great?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cause Palin helped BP

    SAVE A BUCK

    on a OIL RIGG SHUT OFF VALVE

    SUE BABY SUE

    Louisiana fishermen losing patience over spill

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because repubicans deregulated our nation to allow theft by wall street, oil companies, coal mine owners, Banks.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You are talking $$$$$ do REALLY think they give a crap ?? The US shippers have enuf ships they could fix the problem quickly IF THEY REALLY GAVE A CRAP.

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