Friday, June 11, 2010

Message of support I sent to BP on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico

Oil Spill Relief Wells as of June 11, 2010
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From : Captain Richard P. Siano
Date : 06/04/10 19:09

I am embarrassed by the media's and the government's negative treatment
of BP concerning the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. Nothing in life
is risk free and the search and production of oil resources have risks
associated.  Accidents happen and should not be treated as criminal
BP should be congratulated for its success in discovering new reserves
of oil.  In my life the cost of fuel has always been a significant part
of my expenditures. More supplies of oil keep fuel costs down for all
of us. 
The costs of the cleanup and solution to this accident should be born
by all who benefit from the supply of oil and that means all of us who
use fuel should bear the costs. BP should not bear the costs alone.
I would appreciate knowing if BP is receiving any other supportive
messages such as mine.
Captain R. P. Siano

This is the reply I received from BP:

The following inquiry was submitted to Deepwater Horizon Response on
06/04/10 19:09 (362459):
From : Joint Information Center
Date : 06/05/10 04:35

Dear Captain Richard P. Siano 

Thank you for your support and comments. I assure you, BP is doing
everything possible to contain the oil and minimize environmental
impacts. We are working hard to clean up the effects of this spill. 

We know we will be judged by the success we have in dealing with this
incident and we are determined to succeed for everyone's sake - and, of
course,  for the sake of the environment. 

We are taking full responsibility for the spill and we will clean it
up, and where people have legitimate claims for damages we will honour


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