As I walked through the sales room of my company today, I heard several people talking loudly and then from the corner of the room someone said, “Oh No, they removed the containment cap!”.
Almost like a pressroom, I listened as all 10 people in the room opened their web browser and looked up the story. Just a few minutes later, they were on their phones talking to mothers, fathers or anyone they knew who would pick up the phone.
Louisiana is upset.
Come hell or high water, the citizens of Calcasieu Parish were going to find our who removed that Gulf Oil Spill containment cap and if possible make them put it back in place!
Ok, that was a little extreme but that’s how disgruntled we are with the Gulf Oil Spill situation in Southwest Louisiana.
The Containment Cap On The Gulf Oil Spill Was Removed On July 23, 2010, Spewing Thousands Of Barrels Of Oil!
While examining the containment cap, yesterday afternoon, for a unusually large discharge of liquid and gasses, a rover accidentally knocked the cap off the Deepwater Horizon oil gusher. The result was the gusher was now unabated and freely flowing oil into the waters of the Gulf Of Mexico.
The Reason The BP Rover Moved The Containment Cap
According to a news report on Boston Globe, some workers at 8:45 am local time noticed some liquids escaping from a valve connected to the Discoverer Enterprise. A technician noticed that gas had flowed up a pipe used to keep hydrates from forming so as a precaution BP moved the Discoverer Enterprise about 50 feet away, taking the containment cap with it.
BP Placed The Containment Cap Back On The Gulf Oil Spill In The Late Afternoon
After 90 minutes of work, late yesterday evening, the containment cap was lowered back into place. BP said that it has been able to collect 16,665 barrels of oil through its containment cap. As a result, it is the single largest part of our cleanup effort so far.
A Collective Sigh Of Relief
In Calcasieu parish, we care greatly about our community and band together quickly when an emergency demands it. Our ability to urgently spread the word of an event in order to take action has been become part of our lives after Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike. The phone calls I received yesterday were from friends that I have not heard from in almost a year. Yet, they knew my number and we were all concerned that something else was going to happen to the Louisiana coastal waters.
Now with the threat of Barrack Obama bringing social reforms that can bankrupt our nation before I even turn 45, we are forming a large Tea Party base in Calcasieu Parish.
Do you want an American government that cannot contain a simple oil spill?
If not, consider joining your local Tea Party today and have your voice heard!