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With All Eyes on BP, Others Are Busy Drilling Deep Elsewhere...


Environment  (tags: energy, destruction, environment, oil drilling, corporate, pollution, humans )

Cal
- 1864 days ago - theecologist.org
While BP is facing billion-dollar lawsuits in the US, another British company, Cairn Energy, is beginning drilling off the coast of Greenland



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Peter B. (54)
Friday June 25, 2010, 3:59 pm
noted and shared thankyou Cal.
 

. (0)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:48 pm
hehe, 'The King of Torts' - also tite of a novel by John Grisham, which i found quite entertaining & amusing
 

MmAWAY M. (474)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:56 pm
Oh for Cotten Picken Sakes!!!

Can't Humans get a life??? This is going to just distroy ALL that is special and frankly, I am happy I am older not to see the distruction that MANKIND is doing for all of their greed...

Noted Cal with EXTREME SORROW!!! No words can express what I feel that is going on... Maybe a GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR and what the #!#!???
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Friday June 25, 2010, 6:27 pm
Unbelievable!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 25, 2010, 7:14 pm
This is not surprising, is it? Or do we expect the other oil companies to all of a sudden forget their corporate greed and think about safety or, heaven forbid, the environment?
 

Debbie G. (311)
Friday June 25, 2010, 8:11 pm
Too sad.
 

. (0)
Friday June 25, 2010, 8:54 pm
The really sad thing is they have admitted that they do NOT know how to deal with leaks at these depths and would likely not be able to stop one if it occurred.
 

sue M. (184)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 1:31 am
Ralph, I would not believe anything Bp or the oil industry says. They have lied and connived from the moment of their conception. I am willing to bet they do know and have all the needed equipment. They want the oil badly and you just do not make these kinds of mistakes when dealing with the almighty buck and countless lives on these rigs which will after this be set up all over the place.
Just wait we will see where all this is headed soon enough and you can figure it is just another bailout.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 2:25 am
Every oil company stated in the Congressional inquiry that they do not know how to stop a blow-out. Yet, they continue to drill because they feel the "need for greed".
 

Mike M. (57)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 3:55 am
Noted... I guess we will see if the earthlings wise up or go down in sludge
 

Terry B. (649)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 5:19 am
Hey, remember that man is created in god's image and can therefore do no wrong. Right? Wrong.

Get back to the drawing board god, you doofus, before your crown of creatin destroys everything.
 

JustaHuman Here (53)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 5:47 am
SO STOOOOOPID!
 

JustaHuman Here (53)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 5:48 am
IF THERE IS THE GOD OF RELIGION HE MUST HAVE BEEN DRUNK WHEN HE CREATED MAN.
 

David R. (45)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 6:05 am
unbelievable, noted
 

Mike K. (1)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 9:12 am
great idea
 

Randall Whitney (0)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 12:41 pm
Where there is a whore , someone gets screwed eventually. Good job BP.
 

Patricia C. (96)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 12:52 pm
Don't we have to face the fact that we do actually NEED oil until we have we have other means of fueling transportation and other power that we depend on? I'm not saying this is okay; it makes me sick that more has not been done for us to get off this dependence on dirty fuel by now. It is disturbing to know that off-shore drilling is continuing at such great risk to the environment, now that we REALLY know how inept oil companies are at preventing enironmental holocaust. I always knew they were liars, but now they are exposed for sure. Thanks Cal.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 12:56 pm
Noted , thanks !!
 

Catrina Velez (46)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 1:49 pm
Exxon's stock has gone UP since the BP disaster; they and other oil companies probably are chuckling to see one of their number go down, because then each survivor gets a bigger slice of the pie. And with the eyes of the media on the goo in the Gulf, they will "Drill Baby, Drill" until they either extract all the oil or explode in the attempt.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 3:55 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 3:58 pm
I forgot--Iceberg Alley does not seem the safest place to drill for oil, or anything else. Isn't there another such place close to where the Titanic foundered?
 

Audrey L. (37)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 4:26 pm
They don't care, and money hungry people are helping them.
 

Lotus F. (16)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 4:27 pm
The point of the lesson to be learned from this disaster should apply to ALL deepwater drilling, not just the drilling of one company! None of them possess proper technology for drilling so deeply.
 

Julie P. (149)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 4:32 pm
Canada has commenced drilling, off the coast of Newfoundland, which will be even deeper than deepwater Horizon.

See: Canada is missing the lessons of the Gulf of Mexico spill. "On all three of its oceans, Canada has embarked, or is about to embark, on new and risky drilling programs and oil terminal and tanker systems." http://www.care2.com/news/member/504241980/1690736
 

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 5:44 pm
GREEDY MONSTERS! SICK!
 

Dale Must (20)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 5:53 pm
Greenland has been worried because of large decrease in ice because of global warming. Greenland is protected in the south by these icebergs. Otherwise, they would be punded by the North Sea storms. If the Greenland icecap diminishes greatly, you will see erosion on a grand scale in that country. Also, the extra water will put some low lying areas in harm's way. I wish Obama would put money into research to find oil alternative. Algae is a possibility according to one Israeli scientist. I'd love to see the oil companies stuck with a large inventory of oil that people can produce at a much lower cost and not harm our planet!
 

Teresa K. (33)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 7:42 pm
A nightmare ..I wish we could all wake up !
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 8:05 pm
Wanton destruction of our planet is being carried out before our very eyes - and even with all the petitions we sign and send - no-one appears to be listening. Where are those men 'whom the spoils of office cannot buy'? Wrong still rules the land - and waiting Justice has committed suicide.
 

Deborah O. (98)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 8:23 pm
Those whom the spoils of office cannot buy don't often make it into office--at least not beyond the local level in small towns. Every once in a while an honest leader makes it to higher office, but their effectiveness is often lessened by the complete lack of cooperation other politicians give them. Big Oil has deep pockets and they've been influencing elections and the elected for a long time now. I share Marilyn's "for cotton pickin' sakes" dismay over the whole unspeakable mess. These greedy, corrupt eejits are a big part of why my list of "those who shall be first against the wall when the revolution comes" is so long.
 

Nicholas Petty (10)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 9:05 pm
People are upset, and everyone is talking, but what are they doing ?

Hummm, elections coming up, and there will be more talking, and a whole bunch of lies coming out of the hypocrites mouth, oh sorry, I meant to say the Senator or Representatives mouth. And come voting time, most likely that same lying no good corporate sellout hypocrite will be re-elected into office.

OH, I forgot, we want change don't we ? So maybe here or there, a new lying no good corporate sellout hypocrite will be elected into office, in place of the old one.

Irregardless, due to the present system of things, it really doesn't matter who is elected, because the oil conglomerates, and the big corporations own the U.S. Congress, and the President too. I mean really now, do you think that those in power are going to give up all that money, and tell the corporations that they are no longer going to play their game ?

HELL NO !!!!

The government of the United States of America is bought and paid for, pure and simple. And unless you have a spare $50,000 to put into a congressman's bank account, you are not going to get shit from them, pure and simple.

If we really wanted change, then why all the talking, and no doing ? Where are the hundreds of thousands marching on Washington ? Tell me if you can, where have you seen at least two people carrying signs and protesting ANYTHING ????

Apparently we want change so bad we can talk about it, but actually DOING something about it, is another matter altogether.
 

Agnes H. (144)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 11:12 pm
Noted and thank you for the info. Have they learned something from BP? Maybe a bit but not a lot! If they had they would leave all the oil drilling alone!!!! At least they put in a back up drill in, however whether that will help in the end is not shown yet , also if there happens to be a Blow out there'll be a lot more than just a few birds and Marine Mammals in jeopardy!!!!!
 

Larry S. (391)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 11:23 pm
There's a rather popular book that says "next time will be by fire". Makes me wonder if all the oil/gas that is escaping will somehow "soak up" enough to get that fire going. Appears to be a great need for all the deep drilling. Maybe we should all stop consuming so much? Aww, heck with it, probably too late anyway... At least "we" tried...
 

Victoria B. (36)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 12:36 am
'HAPPY AS LARRY' ? (above), (an English saying) NO ? Then "WE" collectively need to carry on with all our hearts to STOP OFFSHORE DRILLING, it is driving all the sea-creatures NUTS !!

 

mr Crowley (23)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 1:36 am
time to get away from oil. wish we were there already.
 

Tania N. (880)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 3:02 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 5:03 am
WHAT
 

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 7:18 am
Thank you Cal, and it's good to see both familiar friends and new faces of people who "get it". For benefit of those who don't know, SEN has posted on one page links to some 35 petitions (including those on Care2) demanding an end to increased offshore drilling and energy policies to wean us off oil, coal and nuclear. Many were suggested by Care2 friends like Cal doing all they can to make a difference, and you'll see their names. Please take a minute to sign a few. Here's the page:
GULF OIL DISASTER ACTION CENTRAL
 

Patricia C. (96)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 9:39 am
@ Nicholas P.: "Tell me if you can, where have you seen at least two people carrying signs and protesting ANYTHING ????"
Here in the town of Bradenton,FL where I live, people have been out several times carrying signs to boycott BP. Not me, because I think we should wait awhile on that. Yesterday, all across Florida people got together and joined hands on the beaches to show their opposition to offshore oil drilling. There was a great turnout on our little island here, and lots of petitions to sign imploring our president to invest in clean energy.
Our friend Gregory Hilbert and his wife Suzanne have worked very hard on a wonderful website with many actions we can all take, it is posted above with his comment. I agree that we have to take action and make our voices heard. As far as the march in Washington, I'm betting it will happen.

 

paul l. (2)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 5:42 am
So who and when gave these Cairn Energy permission to drill?
If in fact permission was granted after the BP oil-spill, this is utterly criminal.
The person/s that approved this should immediately be fired and dragged before the court.
Send him to jail for a few years to repent his wicked ways!
 
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