Gulf spill mitigation should be a 50 year program
The various departments of government involved in mitigating the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico should be producing a coordinated 50 year plan for the public to see. The $20+ billion account set up by BP should be used as a catalyst with a multiplier effect on the economy. Let’s see the plan and program.
Producing it now might help the elections in November. No plan, no reelection.
“As oil spill cleanup shifts gears, gulf residents fear they'll be forgotten
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, August 9, 2010
BURAS, LA. -- Obama administration officials promised Sunday to remain focused on the Gulf Coast -- punishing BP for the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and cleaning up what remains of the mess.
But along that coast, such pledges have not stopped the rumors and suspicions that have multiplied as the oil's sheen has faded.
Work was drying up, people heard. Claims seemed harder to win. The massive cleanup effort, which helped replace lost livings with BP paychecks, seemed certain to be dismantled soon.
The new fear for many people here is that the only thing worse than the oil spill will be the end of it.
So when they encountered a federal official, their message was simple: Don't go.”