Comments on: Should U.S. oil royalties pay for studies of BP spill’s environmental impact? http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/09/should-u-s-oil-royalties-pay-for-studies-of-bp-spills-environmental-impact/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: zeke1756 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/09/should-u-s-oil-royalties-pay-for-studies-of-bp-spills-environmental-impact/comment-page-1/#comment-409992 Thu, 23 Sep 2010 19:06:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28870#comment-409992 The federal government should allocate at least 50% of its Gulf oil spill royalties to pay for continued research of the spill itself. While it would be extremely hard to fix the stupidity of companies willing to employ substandard drilling precautions, a simpler and more effective method of clean up and eradication is out there. Pictures of stagnant brown beaches, innocent animals covered in oil, and entire ecosystems destroyed by the spill should be enough to motivate those in Washington to at least attempt to understand what happened. Oil spills are not a common occurrence, so neither is the research behind them. And for one event to virtually destroy the entire Gulf of Mexico, OUR Gulf of Mexico, for years and years to come, I believe some insight into how an event such as this can be avoided or handled more properly is necessary. Or we can focus on simply compensating those affected and be screwed next time something like this happens. We are all humans and we all make mistakes, let’s grow up and focus on taking care of business rather than pointing fingers.

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By: ken12brom http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/09/should-u-s-oil-royalties-pay-for-studies-of-bp-spills-environmental-impact/comment-page-1/#comment-409105 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 21:44:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28870#comment-409105 So, the great oil glutton is seeking compensation for the environmental consequences of the Gulf oil disaster; a very worthy precedent for future generations who will have to suffer a global catastrophe that will largely be sourced from this gluttony, or maybe the glutton will insist on a professional risk assessment, unlike the Gulf authorities who signally failed to assess the risk arising from drilling a mile under the sea.

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By: spudddddddd http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/09/should-u-s-oil-royalties-pay-for-studies-of-bp-spills-environmental-impact/comment-page-1/#comment-409023 Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:04:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28870#comment-409023 These so called experts already know what oil does to the environment…just another excuse to keep their jobs, spend the money on those that have already lost theirs….

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By: borisjimbo http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/09/should-u-s-oil-royalties-pay-for-studies-of-bp-spills-environmental-impact/comment-page-1/#comment-409010 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 21:27:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28870#comment-409010 User fees; yep.

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