It’s an amazing sight this morning from the Deepwater Horizon drill site: A robotic submersible has a circular saw attached, and a mile down under the surface, is cutting into the pipe from which a massive amount of crude oil has been gushing since the oil rig exploded and sank a month and a half ago.
BP has been repeatedly impotent in its efforts to contain the oil spill. The current effort, to cap the main spill site, isn’t even aiming to completely stop the spill. Oh, how the standards of offshore drilling have fallen. They once told us that they were technological geniuses. Now, they’re big energy goofballs.
Why, with this repeated incompetence, should we continue to allow offshore drilling?