BP: The Juice Gatherer
According to Senator Nelson, top-kill may have blown out the part of the well casing under the sea bed. This means that the well can never be capped. The only way to stop the flow is to drill relief wells.
Since we are clearly not going to stop drilling for oil in the Gulf, the least we can do is require that relief wells be simultaneously drilled from now on, and all existing wells also have relief wells drilled. I assume this would cost a shitload of money, but if we want to protect ourselves, we pay.
All the boom being touted by BP isn't doing much, and from what oil cleanup experts say, it simply won't. But it could at least get tended to better, or at all.
I have 6 of the 8 feeds on the live BP feeds page and watch them frequently. I have not noticed much change in anything. I mean, the feeds are cool, but they don't show how the oil is being captured that BP says is being captured. There must be other feeds--they don't have any other way to do their work down there.
BP totally screwed this up. They are the 4th largest company in the world. They are so big they have virtually nothing to fear. Their greatest asset is the American people. Until we don't need them, or want them, they do what they are supposed to do--make money extracting our juice.