Now, don’t get me wrong BP is at total fault for the spill and deserves some blame for clean up and containment; but BP; nor all oil companies in the gulf put together have the resources or authority to minimize the environmental effects.
Unfortunately, it does seem the White House knew in April the spill might last for a long time and they did ? NOTHING, or as close to nothing as possible. Between the Louisianna’s governor’s requests that were denied or not responded to and the ideas of sucking the oil out of the water via supertankers; the White House sat and sat and sat and will never get the blame they deserve for the environmental, fishing, tourist and other industry impacts.
Carol Browner, director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, told Obama in late April that the blowout would likely lead to an unprecedented environmental disaster, a senior White House aide told The Daily Beast. Browner warned that capping a well at such depths had never been done before, and that they ought to expect an oil spill that would continue until a relief well was drilled in August, the aide said. (Browner’s office did not immediately reply to a request for comment).