A contractor to BP testified Tuesday that he warned BP that it risked gas leaks in the Macondo well if it cut back on stabilizers for the pipe going down the hole. The warning, he told the Coast Guard-led inquiry into the disaster, was sent via e-mails to BP engineers, including one who refused to testify on Tuesday.
Jesse Gagliano, a technical advisor for Halliburton, which was contracted to cement the well, testified that two days before the explosion he sent BP a computer model showing severe risk of gas flowing into the cemented well if it used fewer than seven "centralizers" at different depths of the pipe.
Corporations are by definition entities without conscience.
; this is why laws are needed to protect the public from corporations, which have as their only reason for being profit.
That being said, Obama had well over a year to correct the deficiencies of the Minerals Management Service, and did absolutely nothing to make that happen.
The consequences of this disaster will have an aftermath that will linger decades from now, in terms of destroying both the ecosystem and the lives of those people whose families had depended on the Golf coast for their living for generations.