June 17th, 2010, 07:42 AM #1
Obama finally accepts help from Netherlands on Oil Clean upThree days after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, the Dutch government offered to help.
It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.
The response from the Obama administration and BP, which are coordinating the cleanup: “The embassy got a nice letter from the administration that said, ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’” said Geert Visser, consul general for the Netherlands in Houston.
Now, almost seven weeks later, as the oil spewing from the battered well spreads across the Gulf and soils pristine beaches and coastline, BP and our government have reconsidered.
Federal law has also hampered the assistance. The Jones Act, the maritime law that requires all goods be carried in U.S. waters by U.S.-flagged ships, has prevented Dutch ships with spill-fighting equipment from entering U.S. coastal areas.
“What’s wrong with accepting outside help?” Visser asked. “If there’s a country that’s experienced with building dikes and managing water, it’s the Netherlands.”
Incompetent Obama and BP turned down Dutch help with Gulf Oil Spill 3 days in – Now they finally accept- The Right Scoop
Instead of figuring out whose ass he could kick for more money they should have use all resources to prevent the spread of this spill until it was capped.
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By The Real Bingo in forum DebateIMO: Politics, Religion, ControversyReplies: 40Last Post: August 13th, 2010, 09:43 PM
By Epidemic in forum DebateIMO: Politics, Religion, ControversyReplies: 0Last Post: June 7th, 2010, 01:37 PM
By Chuckiechan in forum DebateIMO: Politics, Religion, ControversyReplies: 33Last Post: April 11th, 2010, 01:09 PM
By Atomic Rooster in forum DebateIMO: Politics, Religion, ControversyReplies: 25Last Post: March 13th, 2009, 05:27 PM
By pickel in forum DebateIMO: Politics, Religion, ControversyReplies: 3Last Post: August 2nd, 2008, 01:20 PM