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<<<"HOUSTON - The company whose drilling triggered the Gulf of Mexico oil spill also owns a rig that operated with incomplete and inaccurate engineering documents, which one official warned could "lead to catastrophic operator error," records and interviews show.">>>

Read the full link to understand the dimensions of this problem. Even BP's representative acknowledges that this potentially critical documentation was incomplete!

More excerpts:

<<<"Running an oil rig with flawed and missing documentation is like cooking a dinner without a complete recipe, said University of California, Berkeley engineering professor Robert Bea, an oil pipeline expert who has been reviewing the whistle-blower allegations and studied the Gulf blowout.

"This is symptomatic of a sick system. This kind of sloppiness is what leads to disasters," he said.">>>

"That did not happen," Sporkin said.>>>

"It was ... of concern to others who raised the concern before you worked there, while you were there and after you left," she wrote. "Your raising the issue did not result in any change to the schedule of BP addressing the issues."

BP production member Barry C. Duff said in an August 2008 e-mail to two colleagues that "hundreds if not thousands" of subsea documents had not been finalized, and warned having the wrong documents on board the Atlantis "could lead to catastrophic operator errors.">>>

How much more of this callous and reckless kind of stuff will we see from B(ig) P(olluter)??!!
This company's actions are reprehensible!
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From the Washington Post link below:

The top recipient of BP-related donations during the 2008 presidential election was Barack Obama, who collected $71,000, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has called on the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to investigate why the Obama administration gave BP a categorical exclusion from conducting the study required under the National Environmental Policy Act at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hmmm ... I wonder why ...

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