The containment effort on the surface, [BP CEO Tony Hayward] said, had been very successful in keeping oil away from the coast. Considering how big this has been, very little has got away from us.”
“There’s going to be, I think, a natural hesitancy to let journalists show images of the horrific scenes that are going to happen purely in the next few weeks,” [trial lawyer, Chip] Babcock said. “You’ll see these beaches clogged with oil, and animals suffering, and I think — human nature being what it is — there’s going to be some people who don’t want those images shown.”
“For the last three days, we reported every day that our helicopter was watching this oil off our shore, and nothing was done to stop it,” says [Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Director, Deano] Bonano.
BP is spending massive amounts of money on this, but where, for what and with whom? I visited Dauphin Island, Ala. yesterday. Their staging area had six security guards standing around guarding what? In a nearby restaurant out-of-town contractors were downing high balls, discussing their per diems and laughing about how this was a vacation for them.