It’s still spewing as BP has failed to plug the leak with a “top kill.” For the sake of the gulf environment, our economy and our food supply, let’s hope someone has a plan B, C, D, E… Kevin Costner can only clean up so much, as this isn’t a typical oil tanker spill and another 30 days of uninterrupted flow can have extremely serious consequences, though our current status is certainly no picnic.
The White House declared this a national security issue shortly after the rig explosion. It seems clear, then, that they knew how bad this was immediately after it happened. While we can lay blame on BP and the regulators who failed to meet safety requirements, the disaster response failure lies squarely with the Obama administration – they have the ball.
The following video gives you an idea of what it looks like under the water: