Greg Muttit, author of the book Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq, interviewed by Chris Nineham from Stop the War Coalition. Video by Silvana Faria.
Think Mount St. Helens — underwater. Depth recorders have detected a gas bubble growing under the ocean floor, around the well head. If this potential bubble does not get controlled ASAP before it explodes, impending disaster could be awaiting millions of residents in the gulf states.
On Richard’s FB page his current headline :Last night on “Coast” I discussed a possible Gulf “armageddon scenario” — as the cap rock below the Deepwater Horizon’s BOP finally bursts, releasing an unstoppable tsunami which could kill hundreds of thousands! To prevent this, the BP “mud logs” for the Gulf must be made publicly available. And, a Gulf network of bu…oys must monitor the situation. E-mail the White House and demand that the President make it so!
In this interview, Hoagland talks about the discovery of a massive gas bubble associated with the BP well.
Have I verified this information? No.
What I do know is this:
1. The mainstream new media is focusing on the leak at the drill site and ignoring the oil-leaking fissures surrounding the drill site.
2. They’re also ignoring the presence of vast quantities of toxic gas that are being released along with the crude oil.
In a press release issued after his objection, Senator Inhofe offered the following statement:
“I’ve been clear from the beginning of the Gulf tragedy: BP as the responsible party should pay for the cleanup, whatever the costs,” Senator Inhofe said. “As for the question of liability limits under the Oil Pollution Act, they are too low and need to be raised. But we need to be thoughtful in deciding the appropriate limits. As numerous experts have testified, the Menendez bill gives a huge economic advantage to BP and state-owned oil companies, such as China’s National Offshore Oil Corporation, as it would push smaller independent producers out of the Gulf. That means fewer jobs for Americans and more dependence on foreign oil. Surely we can devise a balanced approach that holds oil companies accountable without putting jobs and America’s energy security at risk.”
I wonder why that is?
Let’s see shall we?
James M. Inhofe has accepted $311,800 in oil contributions during the 110th congress. $160,800 of those dollars were from industry PACS. In total, Inhofe received $662,506 from oil companies between 2000 and 2008, which makes him a top recipient of oil money. In addition to oil, Inhofe has received $152,800 in coal contributions during the 110th Congress. $94,500 of those dollars were from industry PACS.
Over his career he has received nearly $1.3 million from the oil and gas industries.
“Global warming is still considered to be a theory and has not come close to being sufficiently proven,”
James M. Inhofe has voted in favor of big oil companies on 100% of important oil-related bills from 2005-2007, according to Oil Change International. These bills include Iraq war funding, climate change studies, clean energy, and emissions.
In fact when it comes to asking hard questions of BP executives about the Deepwater Horizon (continuing) disaster, which Senators do you expect to throw softballs and which hardballs?