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ExxonMobil CEO Says Oil Industry Not Well Equipped for Deep Water Spill

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The CEO of the world's largest publicly traded oil company told a Congressional panel last week that the oil industry is "not well equipped" to deal with deep water spills like that now ravaging the Gulf of Mexico.


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Gary Gosander (1)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:01 am
NOW they tell us!

Parsifal S (96)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:21 am
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Friday June 25, 2010, 5:54 am
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clare h (38)
Friday June 25, 2010, 6:23 am
Yes this is correct NONE of the American oil companies have got a back up plan if anything happens.

Mike K (1)
Friday June 25, 2010, 12:17 pm
pretty evident

Catrina Velez (46)
Friday June 25, 2010, 1:07 pm
Exxon-Mobil has spoken truthfully here, even though they stand to benefit from BP's disaster. There is no way that any of these oil people could have pre-estimated the titanic pressures that are forcing the oil to gush into water under five miles of pressure, as if it were smoke billowing into air. We have enough sense to know that we cannot plug up volcanos or immobilize earthquakes. Technology is as useless here as were incantations, sacrifices and rain dances.

suzanne s (10)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:39 pm
this is no surprise, and we need to stop allowing bp to continue to suck up all the treehuggers' time when the climate change agenda is as urgent as ever. i'm not, not, absolutely not saying that we not find out every fact and hold these amoral mental midgets accountable for every penny, every feather and every shell and fishtail, but we must somehow find a way to keep our eyes on the larger prize: this precious ball of dirt that we all share. any ideas out there how we can do both? thanks

Kathy B (106)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:46 pm
Suzanne, you're spot on in your comments IMHO, part of the problem is the right wing media propaganda machine, they've been spreading their propaganda (climate gate, etc.) and people are beginning to believe the lies, so much so that less and less people are behind the climate change agenda. All we can do is keep believing & try to point out the lies and hope we can get the tide going in the other direction again.

suzanne s (10)
Friday June 25, 2010, 5:56 pm
kathy: you betcha: but since the bp agenda clog, there's alot less climate talk of any sort going on. as to the climate deniers, i just finished craven's 'what's the worst that could happen?', which offers a clear decision making method that cuts clear through the 'who's right' science debate and i reccommend it highly! i hope everyone in america and on earth reads this book and/or goes to his website, so check it out and spread the word.

Teresa K (33)
Friday June 25, 2010, 6:54 pm
Oh Really!!! What a revelation!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 12:12 am
Thanks for post. We did not really think they would tell us before they started did we? How would they have obtained their permits to drill?

Tom W (24)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 8:19 am
Exxon lives in a glass house after knowingly hiring a drunken sea captain in charge of the tanker Valdez.
Exxon still has not paid for all of the oil spill damage it caused but continues to make billions of profit yearly.

Audrey L (37)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 3:26 pm
This is the reason we should not be deep sea drilling, now will someone inform the Republicans who are not smart enough to get it.

Patricia C (96)
Saturday June 26, 2010, 4:26 pm
Obviously. Thanks Kathy.

Deborah O (98)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 8:45 pm
However, they ARE equipped to make obscene profits, duck responsibility and bribe corrupt lawmakers and regulatory agencies.
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