BP: $100 Million Reward to Plug the Leak
In the latest report, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, BP is no longer containing any gushing oil.
But why not, we must ask? According to Admiral Allen, something (possibly a remote submersible) bumped the containment cap on the riser slightly dislodging it. And, after serious discussion they determined that it was best to remove the cap. But, once they have a handle on the cause, it will be reattached.
This reminds me of the story of the little boy who knocks over the vase. When asked, “Who did this?” He replies, “I wasn’t even in the room.”
I’m not an expert but I’ll tell you what happened. After being yelled at, the BP containment team decided to close more vents to increase its statistical gathering of oil. The pressure nearly blew the cap off. It is that simple.
But does it really matter? I say no. The amount of oil gathered each day was merely a fraction of what was spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. Even in the past two days, containment was faltering.
HERE ARE TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS: "Who can permanently plug this hole?" AND "When can they get it done?"
IT IS TIME TO OFFER A REWARD
A reward of $100 million dollars should be presented to the first individual or group that plugs this leak. It should be tax free money and covered by BP. BP Board members and its immediate family members are not eligible to win. Offer void when the well runs dry.
Maybe it’s time to call Brit, Sir Richard Branson. He gets things done.