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Gulf Oil Spill: BP’s ‘Cross Your Fingers’ containment system

Heavily oiled brown pelicans from Grand Isle, Louisiana. Photo by Flickr user IBRRC used under a Creative Commons License.

BP is beginning to test a new tighter-fitting cap on its gushing wellhead. They hope it will stop the millions (?) of gallons of oil that have been spewing into the Gulf of Mexico during our worst-ever oil spill.

“Cross your fingers,” I heard someone from BP being quoted as saying on the radio news station as I drove to work this morning.

The “Cross Your Fingers” containment system. Why didn’t they use that in the beginning? Maybe if they’d crossed their fingers back when they first discovered the spill the Gulf of Mexico wouldn’t have turned all gooey black by now.

I think we ALL better cross our fingers, this time. /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
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Don’t believe Big Oil’s misleading claims on gas prices


New poll shows: Americans support continued protection for Arctic refuge. Majority say drilling would provide no relief at the pump.

Despite a multimillion-dollar campaign to convince lawmakers that they should allow drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the American public is not buying the oil industry’s arguments, according to a new national poll conducted over the past week and released today.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
Under: Alaska, Alaska oil drilling, Arctic Refuge, Big Oil, Oil | No Comments »