May 28th, 2010
12:21 PM ET
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. scott

    Can Carvelle stop whining. His state collected taxes on the oil, people working for oil companies. Apparently they did not use the money to be prepared for a Valdez size spill. Nor did they make sure BP was ready. I feel bad for them, but blame yourself too.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  2. Sharon D.

    Disgusting! That's the only way to describe how this oil crisis is being handled! Obviously, the oil companies have more power than the government or help would already be on its way! Why they tie the hands of the people who live there is beyond any understanding!!! The people in this area were sorely let down during Katrina and now this?!! Adding insult to injury – how much does the government expect any area to take? It will be dead lands – don't they GET IT!! Once again the $$ is more important as people scramble to point fingers and NOTHING is done! YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED! How the US treats it's own citizens is being watched by the whole WORLD here people!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  3. margie kronewitter

    Thad Allen is the best. Many in the oil industry suspect BP DOES NOT WANT TO STOP THE GUSHER in order to maintain posession of their lease and harvest the crude. They are pure EVIL LIARS!!!!!!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Joyce Walrath

    BP is not trying to save the gulf. They are trying to save thier well. They don't want to shut it off. they want to keep pumping, they don't care how much oil leaks out as long as they are getting some of it. If they really wanted to stop it, they would crimp the bent pipe more to stop the oil.
    What do they care, it's not thier country.{BP is mostly owned by arabs. Why are arabs pumping our oil?] The original accident Might have been an accident, but the stalling since then is not.I think the destruction of the coast is a terrorist act, and homeland security should seize the well and stop the oil leak. BP has no intention of doing that.BP's bank accounts should be frozen and leins put against thier assets in the US for the cost of the clean-up.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm |
  5. steve


    GLOBAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gather together the top oil specialists from around the world (Saudi Arabia) do what ever it takes and get this nightmare stopped. What is going on America? Foot BP the bill!

    May 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  6. Will King

    I think the admiral does a good job trying to explain the relationship between BP and the government, but I think more government representatives need to be proactive in explaining exactly what is happening, who is doing it, etc. Right now, I sense public perception is that the government is content to let BP exhaust every effort to try and stop the leak, without putting forth a similar effort of their own to contain or clean the oil that is reaching the coast and threatening the economy and the environment.

    May 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm |
  7. Damian

    How many other wells are a mile deep and do they have relief wells already drilled for them?
    If BP has let this happen on one rig, we have to assume that every BP rig is subject to disaster.
    Why is a foreign oil company drilling out OUR oil?
    How can a man who invoked the name of Patton so many times in his campaign, be such a coward? Couldn't even spend a whole day at the worst oil spill in our history.
    Lost my vote and party affiliation!
    I nominate Sanjay and Anderson for their work in Haiti. True Heroes!

    May 30, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  8. J.V.Hodgson

    I really do fail to see the value of these pictures/video feed on thier own. Actually very boring. Having said that I do not know what it shows. All that's referred to is oil. Now my understanding is one of the gushers may well be gas as well. Now, if you measure it pressure wise/ mix of content wise on any given day the average outflows will vary. The figures published are 12000-19,000 per day ( gallons/ barrels) I forget but doesn't matter it's a huge bloody disaster either way. Then you have to dramatise and stir it even further by saying some experts say it could be significantly more, and probably some experts give lower numbers.
    Fed up of the drama CNN! Give us all facts you have verified not just local politicians statements who are just playing politics to take advantage for themselves. For LA locals lean on your pols to make practical, realistic, truthful waves, not take advantage of Media with drama/ self serving statements without proof of fact.

    May 30, 2010 at 1:51 am |
  9. Dave Lucerne-in-Maine

    Tankers are needed to clean up the waters before the oil reaches the beaches. People are largely ignoring this opportunity!!!!!

    The news team must become proactive!!!!!!!

    May 29, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  10. Charles

    If the Relief Well is the ultimate solution then the short term solution is to reduce the amount of Oil being released into the ocean. During the Top Kill attempt Mud is being pushed out the leak holes in the pipe. This means at that time when the mud is going through those leak holes that means less oil is going through the leak holes, thus less oil is entering the ocean. So the logical thing is for you to ask BP to keep pumping mud through the system for the next 2 months until the relief wells are finished. Yes it will be expensive so you have to trick them by asking a innocent question like, “So when it looks a different color on the underwater video is that the mud coming out?” YES. “Well, does that mean at that moment there is less Oil coming out?” YES “Well, then why don’t you keep pumping in mud for the next 2 months” Just keep a steady supply of ships to supply the mud. It will cost a fortune, but Too Bad BP… the important thing is less oil is going into the Ocean for those 2 months. The ONLY reason not to do it is because it is too expensive but we don't care BP has to pay for it... they can run ships back-and-forth with a constant supply of mud.

    May 29, 2010 at 5:10 am |