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June 4th, 2010
05:47 PM ET
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  1. Maria Stephens

    Shame on the government at any level (local, state, and federal) for stating that BP should have been prepared for the worst crisis ever. The government at any level (local, state and federal) is NOT prepared for the worst crisis ever in our nation. And Let's tell the truth about how our agencies are not prepared to work together (that they think they have to wait to be tasked to enter into a relationship with another agency to figure what they will do within the first 72 hours when a response to a disaster is required). And if they tell you anything different in response to this comment, then you are hearing an 'information campaign.' Shame on any government entity who hasn't done their part to ensure funding is appropriated for research and development to respond to the worst crisis ever that may someday occur in the United States. And Shame on any government official who criticizes BP for their actions; we have a crisis. Let's work together to resolve the problem. Focusing on blame serves no purpose in moving forward. Any day the government can be on the other side – unable to 'fully' and 'appropriately' respond to a crisis; I pray to God that we never require BP's assistance in a response (the very big oil company that as consumers we continue to demand a product from in a timely manner). In an era of frequent natural disasters, the tide can turn at a moment's notice and our lives can be destroyed. The only lives who were immediately taken in this incident are the workers of BP.

    June 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm |