This Isn't Working Out, BP

After numerous attempts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP will be trying a new strategy this week.

This Isn’t Working Out, BP

After numerous attempts to stop the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, BP will be trying a new strategy this week.

-Faye Brennan

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We don’t mean to be rude, BP, but need we remind you that time is of the essence when it comes to the mess you created in the Gulf of Mexico? The government has estimated that this spill has leaked between 19.7 million and 43 million gallons of oil, and is already considered the nation’s worst oil spill ever.

And it’s still leaking.

All previous attempts to stop the leak have been unsuccessful, so BP is implementing a new strategy this week. According to the Associated Press, “This one is a cut-and-cap process to put a lid on the leaking wellhead so oil can be siphoned to the surface.”

However, this is a risky trial-and-error operation, and the odds of it working on the first several tries are slim. Scientists say the process will take weeks, but that it will eventually work.

BP better hope it does because hurricane season starts tomorrow, and the oil spill is right in the line of fire. All relief efforts will have to stop if a storm rolls in, adding even more time to stopping the spill.

It’s an understatement to say that BP needs to act fast. (AOL News)

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0 thoughts on “This Isn't Working Out, BP

  1. Fashionista says:

    Wow, seems like things couldn’t get worse. If a hurricane comes, BP and the whole coastline is screwed.

  2. Yay heels says:

    All I keep thinking that if they had captured that oil, we wouldn’t have an energy crisis!

  3. booksorclothes says:

    Why is it that the gas companies always get a free pass when they screw up?

  4. mothermeryl says:

    I can hardly bear to read anything about the oil spill. It is devastating to the environment. We’ll be feeling the effects for decades.

  5. uptowngirl says:

    Ugh I certainly hope BP will foot the bill for this entire process. They’re doing so much damage, it’s the least the company can do.

  6. lemoned says:

    Will this ever get resolved?

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