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Alaska and the Gulf aren't the only places BP has fallen short. On the rigs in Oklahoma and Arkansas, derricks are collapsing on sight, their trucks are going off the road and safety is seriously neglected.
I have friends and family members that are out at these rigs when these incidents are happening and it's terrifying to think that from lack of safety precautions they could be killed.
Understandably rigs are a dangerous place to be, however when it is due to negligence on BPs part to properly inspect their equipment and/or follow guidelines it is a complete outrage.
There are many rigs run by other companies in Oklahoma and Arkansas, and yet they, combined, have had less problems than the BP rigs.
It is an outrage to think of all the people they are needlessly putting in danger due to the corners they are cutting and the lies they are feeding the general population. Their employees should not have to fear telling the truth.
OK, Plain and Simple...BP has already demonstrated on numerous occasions in just the last year that they should not be doing business in the US, much less ALASKA. The maintenance issues that they have covered up and neglected have accounted for untold thousands of dollars in lost revenue for the pipeline and polluted our precious environment. It is obvious that these guys operate with impunity and what seems to be immunity. Disgusting is the best way to describe their business practices. Here in Alaska, we want them to go away, the oil riggers can get re-trained to build new windfarms, hydroelectric damns and the infrastructure upgrade that Alaska needs so dearly...
Oil companies are killing our planet. We must find other energy resources in order to survive.
No BP anything isn't safe.
Should a lot of workers get injured or killed and tens of thousands of barrels of oil are spilled, I wonder if Sara Palin will still chant drill baby drill???
Sounds like the accountants are making the decisions and not taking into account technical needs or advice – a maximize profits/production at whatever the "cost".