Hello everyone! Welcome to the reallyreallife blog. I will be using this forum to address various issues. Topics from the headlines, my really real life and many other subjects. I want to thank everyone in advance for reading my material. I hope to make it enjoyable, informative, fun or peaceful. Perhaps a little bit of everything on some days. Of course I want to welcome all of my classmates from Composition II Today I will touch briefly on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
I think it is shameful that with all the combined education from the leadership at BP, Halliburton and the like, they not only did not have a verifiable plan, by verifiable, I mean one that was tested and confirmed as workable, to deal with an instance like this. They had to have know that eventually an accident would occur. Why did they not put a verifiable plan in place?
It seems that these companies, and others like them have inherited a government trait. One of reaction, never proactive. Here is a simple solution to the whole problem of future oil spills. Not only will the offending company clean up at their own cost, they will do it to federal standards and be responsible for all cost. No more clean up on the cheap.
I would also fine the offender 5 dollars per gallon of leaked oil. Considering the current cost of oil, this is a bargain. These companies will surely ensure that at 5 dollars per gallon they do not lose 50 thousand gallons in our waters. This, along with the cleanup cost will force these companies to have an effective and verifiable plan in place to deal with future events like this disaster in the Gulf.