Robert V.S. Redick's journal for readers of The Red Wolf Conspiracy & sequels
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Oil Spill's Cause is No Mystery
The BP spill didn’t happen because of bad luck, or bad weather, or anything one might call an "act of God." It happened because this sort of operation lets a few people get filthy rich while risking nothing they can't live without. If you want these obscenities to stop, change that: pass a mandatory minimum sentence for all oil company CEO’s—say one hour in jail for every 10 gallons spilled, which would imply about 57 years (and counting) for BP’s Tony Hayward—and there will never, ever be another negligent disaster.
Short of such consequences, there will be.
Just a little subversive thought on this (International) Labour Day.
UPDATE: BP saved $500 grand by not installing a remote-controlled shutoff valve: