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Old 06-09-2010, 02:47 PM
Location: Chicagoland
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they are reconsidering. WTH??

Steffy: U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise | Business: Loren Steffy | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.

Now, almost seven weeks later, as the oil spewing from the battered well spreads across the Gulf and soils pristine beaches and coastline, BP and our government have reconsidered.
"Thanks, but no thanks" was the response.

Isn't it just so comforting that the so-called "leadership" has been on the job since "day one"?

U.S. ships are being outfitted this week with four pairs of the skimming booms airlifted from the Netherlands and should be deployed within days. Each pair can process 5 million gallons of water a day, removing 20,000 tons of oil and sludge.
The most important question: How much oil would have been sucked up from day 3 til now if the government would have accepted the offer?
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:59 PM
Location: Massachusetts
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But....did Obama make par on the back 9 today?
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:05 PM
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My question is, didnt Obama say that he wasnt updated on the spill until about 9 days after it happened? (dont recall number of days exactly).. This would have me questioning if he was updated before the White House claims they were..
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Location: Neither here nor there
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Looking more and more like what I said on other threads has validity....i.e. Obama's plan all along has been to allow as much damage to be done as he can get away with in order to demonize Big Oil, further his green agenda and garner support for Cap and Trade.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:16 PM
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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"Dutch companies that manufacture the sweeping arm system first contacted BP officials April 23, three days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, according to Mr. Huisman, who spoke by phone from his office in The Hague Tuesday. After receiving little reply, the companies turned to his department for help in reaching out to the US State Department, Huisman says.

“We specifically asked those companies that if you have a firm order from BP or the US government, then we can make the arrangements available,” he says. The US Coast Guard made a formal request for the systems May 18, according to Huisman."

BP oil spill: Will the 'sweeping arm system' from the Dutch help? - CSMonitor.com

Of course, the request should have come from BP.
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