Gulf Oil Spill: Carville Slams Obama on BP Naive and Lackadaisical

James Carville, rightfully has slammed President Obama for his lackadaisical response the the endless catastrophic oil spill that continues day after day, with no answers in sight.

Good for you James, because I think that is exactly what most Americans are feeling too.  How long is this going to allowed to go on, before President Obama plays some hardball with BP?  Why hasnt President Obama instructed the EPA to cancel all contracts with BP, until further notice, and until these ecological terrorists pull in their Super Tankers that are simply sitting in there, doing absolutely nothing to come in and clean up this mess?

How long is this going to be allowed to continue?  Where in f**k is Obamas MOP?  Did he forget he told the rest of us to pick one up, or does he own one himself?

Carville, the famously outspoken Louisianian who was a chief political aide to Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNNs Anderson Cooper on Thursday that the administrations response to the spill has been lackadaisical and that Obama was naive to trust BP to manage the massive clean-up effort.

I think they actually believe that BP has some kind of a good motivation here, he said. Theyre naive! BP is trying to save money, save everything they can They wont tell us anything, and oddly enough, the government seems to be going along with it! Somebody has got to, like shake them and say, These people dont wish you well! Theyre going to take you down!

Carville also accused the White House of going along with what he called the let BP handle it strategy.  Im as good a Democrat as most people, and I think this administration has done some good things. They are risking everything by this go along with BP strategy they have that seems like, lackadaisical on this, and Doug is right, they seem like theyre inconvenienced by this, this is some giant thing getting in their way and somehow or another, if you let BP handle it, itll all go away. Its not going away. Its growing out there. It is a disaster of the first magnitude, and theyve got to go to Plan B.

Yes, great idea, lets just let BP handle it, they are now using the Gulf as an experiment by throwing in deadly chemicals that may end up killing the entire sea life, birds, fishing industry, human beings, and tourism for decades to come.

How many f**king chances does BP get before President Obama and the EPA get the message that these people do not give a rats ass as to what they are doing?  And it is not like, President Obama does not have the power to demand all cancellation of BPs contracts until they pull in those Super Tankers (which is exactly what the Saudis did in 1993-94 to clean up a similar spill).  Why isnt that technique being employed?  Was wasnt it being employed two weeks ago?  Why are deadly untried chemicals being used instead of ecological friendly solutions that have worked in the past, not being used?  DUH.

Federal law allows agencies to suspend or bar from government contracts companies that engage in fraudulent, reckless or criminal conduct. The sanctions can be applied to a single facility or an entire corporation. Government agencies have the power to forbid a company to collect any benefit from the federal government in the forms of contracts, land leases, drilling rights, or loans.  The most serious, sweeping kind of suspension is called discretionary debarment and it is applied to an entire company. If this were imposed on BP, it would cancel not only the companys contracts to sell fuel to the military but prohibit BP from leasing or renewing drilling leases on federal land. In the worst cast, it could also lead to the cancellation of BPs existing federal leases, worth billions of dollars.

Over the past 10 years, BP has paid tens of millions of dollars in fines and been implicated in four separate instances of criminal misconduct that could have prompted this far more serious action. Until now, the companys executives and their lawyers have fended off such a penalty by promising that BP would change its ways.  That strategy may no longer work. In the past decade environmental accidents at BP facilities have killed at least 26 workers, led to the largest oil spill on Alaskas North Slope and now sullied some of the countrys best coastal habitat, along with fishing and tourism economies along the Gulf. Meunier said that when a business with a record of problems like BPs has to justify its actions and corporate management decisions to the EPA its going to get very dicey for the company.  How many times can a debarring official grant a resolution to an agreement if it looks like no matter how many times they agree to fix something it keeps manifesting itself as a problem? he said.

Days ago, in an unannounced move, the EPA suspended negotiations with the petroleum giant over whether it would be barred from federal contracts because of the environmental crimes it committed before the spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials said they are putting the talks on hold until they learn more about the British companys responsibility for the plume of oil that is spreading across the Gulf.  The EPA said in a statement that, according to its regulations, it can consider banning BP from future contracts after weighing the frequency and pattern of the incidents, corporate attitude both before and after the incidents, changes in policies, procedures, and practices.

So the EPA are putting the talks on hold..well, aint that peculiar?  Wouldnt have anything to do with the fact that BP is the largest supplier to our Military would it?  Wouldnt have anything to do with the fact that the EPA regulators are just as much in bed with the Oil industry as the Wall Street regulators are in bed with Wall Street?

As I stated earlier, the chemicals that are now being used in the Gulf are deadly, and untried chemicals that may have consequences that could kill the entire Gulf region and the sea and wild life, that so many revere and depend on for their economy.

No one dares asked the obvious question, that I believe many of us are thinking.  Is BP purposely destroying the Gulf?  Yes, I know I am speculating, but that still does not answer the other vital questions, such as why BP has not brought in their Super Tankers, that have been used throughout history to clean up other similar oil spills, and are now using toxic chemicals that may kill humans, wild life, the fishing industry, and thereby leaving the Gulf, only good for one thing:

THE DRILLING OF MORE OIL IN PERPETUITY.  God forbid we should question or state the obvious that is staring us right in the face.

Oh No, BP wouldnt do that..they love America and they are really working hard to solve the problem.  Oh No..Obama is just giving them a chance to clean in upOh No.James Carville is not a real Democrat and is just a Clinton Person.Oh No, the EPA is just waiting to put their Contracts on Hold until BP can prove that they really are honest businessmen who just had another accident..

God..wake up peopleand smell the f**king chemicals and coffee and see what is happening here.

British Petroleum (BP) has even refused to use their own oil tankers, lying in the Gulf, to suck up most of the runaway oil, and possibly salvage it for sale later, as was done after a Saudi spill in the 90s. That method was so successful, it vacuumed up about 85 percent of that renegade oil.  Nick Pozzi, a former oil pipeline engineering and operations project manager is puzzled why BP did not salvage perfectly good crude oil for later sale, and to thereby protect marine and wildlife.  What Mr. Pozzi does not know is the oil companies are owned by the worlds only legal counterfeiters ­ the International Monetary/Banking Cartel who can print all the money they want, so making money on Gulf oil was not important to them. Killing the Gulf of Mexico is, apparently, important to them, for their own cryptic and esoteric reasons.

If the Cartel had wanted to save marine life, any oil they had not vacuumed up could have been mulched with any number of non-toxic materials, such as Oil Sponge, a name trademarked by Phase III, Inc. Rated as the best performing absorbent by the US Army Corp of Engineers, Oil Sponge is 100% organic, and is made from renewable resources.  Oil Sponge is built using a microbial and nutrient package, capable of transforming oil hydrocarbons into a safe bi-product of carbon dioxide and water. But, the governmental bureaucrats of the Obama administration, and the Cartels oil executives, had no interest in using an environmentally friendly product to clean up what is the greatest man-made environmental disaster of all time they seemed intent on making this unbelievable cataclysm far, far worse, and one that could never be cleaned up.  It cannot yet be proven that the Monetary Cartel purposely blew up their own wellhead, but the crimes they have committed in their so-called clean-up efforts are well documented, in spite of no corporate media outrage.  After the Exxon Valdez incident of March 1989, Mycelx of Georgia developed what looks like a paper towel to soak up to 50 times its weight in oil. And while this product is used from the Middle East to Europe to Canada it was of no interest to the parties Obama charged with cleaning up the Gulf of the floating oil those very same parties caused.  Then there is the Aerohaz product manufactured by Sustainable Technologies, Inc. that encapsulates environmental contaminants, making crude oil and other oil like substances easy to retrieve.

Instead of using safe, non-toxic ways to gather up the rogue oil gushing from their incompetence, or planned cataclysm, the private Cartel is using an extremely toxic chemical dispersant, with the approval of the Obama administration.  Alan Levine, the head of Louisianas Department of Health and Hospitals, said: We dont have any data or evidence behind the use of these chemicals in the water. Were now basically using one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory.  As reported in Britains Telegraph, Louisiana state Secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Robert Barham reported: Were very disappointed in their [EPA and oil company executives] approach. The federal procedures call for a consensus between federal authorities, the responsible party and the states involved. When we met and expressed our concerns [over the use of dispersants], apparently they decided to go without us.  And go they did. Obamas Environmental Protection Agency allowed BP to turn our Gulf of Mexico into a toxic testing ground, instead of removing the crude oil.

So BP is being allowed to use unknown chemicals in one of the richest ecosystems in the world as a laboratory, instead of using tried and true other methods, including pulling in their own Super Tankers to suck up and save some of that oil, which should have occurred in week one of this on going event.  Where are the Super Oil Tankers?  Nowhere to be found.

Strange that Our really best friends, the Saudi Royal Family knew exactly what to do in this same situation, which BP is not only ignoring, but so is out MSM, and the EPA, and President Obama:

JON KING: Well, we went down to the BP headquarters in Houma, Louisiana, and we didnt have an appointment so they wouldnt let us in. Then I called the president of BP and I talked to his secretary and she put me in touch with somebody, but the somebody she put me in touch with didnt know who we should talk to. Nick contacted a gentleman that he used to work with at BP, and he threatened to sue Nick for not going through channels. And I said, Great. Id love BP to sue us for trying to help them. That would be wonderful.

NICK POZZI: Keep in mind that what supertankers typically do is they sit in the middle of the ocean waiting for all the traders to come up with the right price. When they feel that the price is right, the tankers that are full, they take off, and they can be anywhere in the world in a few days. Right now there are probably 25 supertankers, waiting for orders, full of oil. So all they got to do is come to Texas, in the Gulf, unload the oil, and then turn around and suck up all this other stuff and pump it onto shore into on-shore storage. Its not rocket science. Its so simple. Its a Robinson Crusoe fix, but it works. This past Monday, Pozzi and King spoke with Captain Ed Stanton, who is commanding the United States Coast Guard for much of the affected coastline. Stanton requested a quick proposal in writing, and said he would take it up the chain of command. Below is the proposal, to which Pozzi and King are still awaiting a response.

Here is the letter, which is public domain so the diarist is printing it in total:

Dear Captain Stanton,

Per your request this morning, this is to confirm our conversation with yourself, Mr. Nick Pozzi, and I.

My colleague, Nick Pozzi, has worked for over 40 years in the energy industry the majority with Saudi Aramco in the Middle East. During that time, Nicks team was part of the first responders that successfully cleaned similar sized spills of sweet and sour crude with the best technology available from the late 1980s thru the 1990s when he retired.

The primary equipment that was used to remove the crude from the Arabian Gulf was Super Tankers. The Super Tankers were used to store everything, run thru on-shore three-phase separators and sent to on-shore tank farms for additional clean up using centrifuges. The more the oil spreads the more tankers will be needed. Nick would be willing to provide a conceptual non-technical drawing to visualize this process.

This process not only cleaned up the ocean but it saved the local environment, minimized shoreline damage, and recovered approximately 85% of the crude oil. (Nick may be required to get permission from Saudi Aramco thru the Houston, Texas office in Sugar Land to provide you with any further details as to what information he is allowed to disclose to you regarding the various projects that he worked on.)

Nick does not know what the appropriate channels are to effectuate this process but feels, if asked, the Saudi Government may be willing to assist as he believes, that with the right calls, tankers could be on the scene in 2 days.

Please feel free to call Nick or I, if you need any additional information or have any questions.

Sincerely,

Jon King
Nick Pozzi

UPDATED (11:47 A.M.): After our initial conversations earlier this week, John Hofmeister talked about the Saudi spill and potential supertanker fix for the Gulf this morning on the Today show.

Repeat people:  These are two guys, Jon King, Nick Pozzi, with 40 years in the business of cleaning up these kinds of catastrophic spills:

if asked, the Saudi Government may be willing to assist as he believes, that with the right calls, tankers could be on the scene in 2 days.

Why the f**k isnt the EPA, President Obama, or anyone from BP calling these guys, or even bringing in their own Super Tankers?

Why are they being allowed to use one of the most significant and pristine ecological systems using untried and destructive chemicals that appear to be for one reason only:

TO DESTROY THE ENTIRE GULF REGION.

If you have any answers to these questions, I sure would like to hear them, because as far as Im concerned, Im with James Carville all the way on this one:

There is absolutely no excuse what so ever for the EPA not to immediately do what they are empowered to do based on the record of BP, and based on the fact, that now, BP is out of control and cannot be trusted, and indeed, are using toxic chemicals and are not calling in their Super Tankers, and using the other non-toxic methods used in this endless catastrophe.

Again, the EPA has this power:

Federal law allows agencies to suspend or bar from government contracts companies that engage in fraudulent, reckless or criminal conduct. The sanctions can be applied to a single facility or an entire corporation. Government agencies have the power to forbid a company to collect any benefit from the federal government in the forms of contracts, land leases, drilling rights, or loans.  The most serious, sweeping kind of suspension is called discretionary debarment and it is applied to an entire company. If this were imposed on BP, it would cancel not only the companys contracts to sell fuel to the military but prohibit BP from leasing or renewing drilling leases on federal land. In the worst cast, it could also lead to the cancellation of BPs existing federal leases, worth billions of dollars.

Only, spare me the conspiracy theory sh*t ok?  There are proven other means of dealing with these kinds of problems, and I have noted them in my diary.

Why are these methods, not being used is the subject of this debate.

Thanks.

Comment by Evans Liberal Politics owner Paul Evans: This is a valuable contribution. I do wish Badabing had made up his mind whether BP is itself perpetrating a full blown conspiracy or not. He says spare me the conspiracy theory and at the same time accuses or asks the question: did BP do this on purpose? That would constitute a conspiracy I do believe. Nonetheless this is such a strong effort that Evans Liberal Politics just had to put it out there for you!

So far, BP has told federal agencies that it has applied more than 400,000 gallons of a dispersant sold under the trade name Corexit and manufactured by Nalco Co., a company that was once part of Exxon Mobil Corp. and whose current leadership includes executives at both BP and Exxon. And another 805,000 gallons of Corexit are on order, the company said, with the possibility that hundreds of thousands of more gallons may be needed if the well continues spewing oil for weeks or months.

But according to EPA data, Corexit ranks far above dispersants made by competitors in toxicity and far below them in effectiveness in handling southern Louisiana crude.

Of 18 dispersants whose use EPA has approved, 12 were found to be more effective on southern Louisiana crude than Corexit, EPA data show. Two of the 12 were found to be 100 percent effective on Gulf of Mexico crude, while the two Corexit products rated 56 percent and 63 percent effective, respectively. The toxicity of the 12 was shown to be either comparable to the Corexit line or, in some cases, 10 or 20 times less, according to EPA.

BP “shares close ties” with Nalco. A BP board member who served as an executive at the company for 43 years also sits on Nalco’s board, and critics suggest there may be a conflict of interest in BP’s choice of Corexit. “It’s a chemical that the oil industry makes to sell to itself, basically,” said Defenders of Wildlife’s Richard Charter. ….