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JT
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2010 12:13:01 PM

Last week we asked what the US government should do about the Gulf oil disaster; this week, tell us the main action the government should take to prevent such events in the future.
Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer
Prosecute wrongdoing by government inspectors
Investigate and prosecute other negligence
Require relief wells with new well drilling
Overhaul the Minerals Management Service
Open new areas on lan
Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2013 2:37:53 AM

Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 12:15:25 PM

Require relief wells with new well drilling
Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 7:11:38 AM

Prosecute wrongdoing by government inspectors.
googlee
Champion Author Montreal

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Message Posted: Nov 8, 2011 7:58:50 AM

Investigate and prosecute other negligence
estroh
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2011 2:53:25 AM

Require relief wells with new well drilling
paulz1
Rookie Author California

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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2011 5:10:56 PM

Buy more Canadian oil
wrunner
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2011 2:28:47 AM

Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer.
brengarfield
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2010 11:45:04 AM

The government needs to stay out of this. We are in the situtation we are now with gas prices going up and down like a roller coaster because the government won't stop this which they have the power to do. This is just my opionion.
rlgasbuddy
Rookie Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2010 4:10:13 PM

yeah fed/state need to halt hidden info from usa citizens ... as far as oil... I think that fed/state need to stop depending on foreign oil and start depending on our usa soil to find oil... then usa citizen can begin to dream because of more money in wallet/purse... make sense ? I think it will help alot if just stop depending on other country for oil and start using usa soil oil... hmmmm
resq54
Rookie Author Miami

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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2010 12:33:54 PM

Hold the oil company responsible for there actions.. And our government should fine other resources and not depend solely on foreign oil..
jakerson
All-Star Author Fresno

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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2010 9:30:24 PM

STOP LYING TO US.
SAVEITIL
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2010 6:40:09 AM

Use multiple safeguards
dtlwalalce
Rookie Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2010 5:58:34 PM

Use the Oil companies money to pay for the clean up and put safer regulations in place. Hold theme accountable for thier decisions.
FSJAC
Rookie Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2010 3:42:55 PM

Hold the oil company executives PERSONAlly responsible. use their cash to pay for the clean up and some jail time wouldn't hurt either. If they knew they would have to pay for their decisions they wouldn't cut so many corners.
LGStas
Veteran Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2010 2:48:16 PM

we have got to take action
Lefty06
Veteran Author Rochester

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 4:36:10 PM

Require relief wells with new well drilling
bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2010 10:25:54 AM

GOV.SHOULD KEEP THIER NOSE OUT OF IT.
RecountFL
Champion Author Miami

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 11:28:01 PM

99dakota drank the entire pitcher of kool-aid. Oh Yeah!!!
lol
99dakota
Champion Author Providence

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 9:04:55 PM

Go full bore on drilling. The risks are outweighed by the awesome benefits that oil has provided to mankind. Oil has improved the lives of the human race more than we can imagine. We are all better off with oil in our lives.
curvycurvinia
Rookie Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 8:19:57 PM

Do the drilling but at a limited amount and to pass on a fair amount to the consumer at a fair price without the high prices.
pkhdonovan
Champion Author Maine

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 4:00:43 PM

combination of everything
Tatalah
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 3:38:57 PM

No more oil for fuel. We need electrolysized hydroden now!
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 2:26:29 PM

stay out of it.......
SuperMoto
Champion Author Connecticut

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 12:44:42 PM

BP has a long history of disasters, a lot more than any other business in this field. They should suspend BP from more off shore oil drilling. Why punish those who follow the rules. They should increase the supervision and inspection of all other BP rigs also.
zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 11:12:12 AM

Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 9:39:09 AM

Open new areas on land and get the Gulf wells safety factor right!
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 9:37:40 AM

Require relief wells with new well drilling
FuelBarge
Champion Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 8:58:57 AM

This was a tough one. I chose "Overhaul the Minerals Management Service" but I would follow that up with "Prosecute wrongdoing by government inspectors" and "Investigate and prosecute other negligence". "Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer" is intriguing but I do not really think it will be "safer". Rather there should be better proven plans in place to deal with a problem. Not the current "we make it up as we go along" method.
AnObserver
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 8:53:24 AM

Better oversight of all offshore drilling operations
webster
Sophomore Author Massachusetts

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 8:19:43 AM

Require a $5 billion bond for each deep sea well in development or production. Require a funded 'end-of-life' plan for shutting down well no longer in production
WonderfulMI
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 8:12:05 AM

Requiring relief wells is no solution. Who is to say that the relief well will not leak?
Lengas
Champion Author Gary

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 7:45:49 AM

Investigate and prosecute ALL negligence by everyone involved in the project.
N9HVP
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 7:25:32 AM

Investigate and prosecute other negligence.
ED6
Champion Author Riverside

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 3:20:38 AM

Require relief wells for safety.
Lou08
Champion Author California

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2010 12:36:30 AM

Conserve!
Other option, go full blast building Atomic Power Plants and CNG vehicles and electric cars. Then close all deep sea platforms.

It's Bush and Chenneys fault.

[Edited by: Lou08 at 7/17/2010 12:40:16 AM EST]
OKRifle
Champion Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 10:40:20 PM

Drill on land (in ANWAR) and do relief wells in the Gulf!
RxHugh
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 10:21:10 PM

Investigate and prosecute other negligence
Bonanza
Champion Author Boston

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 8:34:24 PM

Require relief wells with new well drilling
tbellNC
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 8:02:17 PM

they should be more critical with the inspection and contracting of new wells there should be a manditory shutoff valve at the very base of the well so this will not happen again
Ziggy1962
Champion Author New Jersey

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 7:54:30 PM

How long before BP finds out the well cap isn't working???
rayk
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:13:20 PM

help develop well capping
rayk
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:12:58 PM

use the legal courts
rayk
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:12:39 PM

use osha
rayk
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:12:23 PM

no new laws are needed
rayk
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 4:12:01 PM

monitor clean up
epf
Champion Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 3:25:23 PM

I'm of the opinion that we have no right to drill off shore in the most environmentally important of our sustainability.
BigEdPA
Sophomore Author Pennsylvania

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 2:44:19 PM

For now, all people working for or owning businesses in the gulf area in fishing, travel and any retail operations should be required to file monthly income reports compared to 2009 monthly income. (This includes businesses out of the area that deal with Gulf related activities, such as travel agencies that have a reduction in income related to lower travel to gulf areas.) This should continue until the condition of the gulf is returned to pre-spill conditions. In addition to the cost of administering these reports and payment distribution, BP should be required to pay all of these people/companies the difference to make 2010 and future monthly income equal to 2009 income + 2% per year. In addition BP should be required to pay for all cleanup, plus the expense of re-establishing fish and wildlife quality and quantities to pre-spill conditions.
For the future, financial penalties should be established by law such that no other company would want to risk a repeat. Financial re-embursements and other procedures such as above, should be spelled out so there is no need for meetings or hearings to establish eligibility. Heaven forbid should there be a reoccurrence, the offending company must immediately deposit $1 billion dollars with the federal government, and as expenses are applied to this amount another billion shall be deposited each time when the available balance drops below 1/4 billion. Companies will voluntarily put the necessary safeguards into place when they know the choice of not doing so is financial disaster.
pgriff1
Champion Author New Orleans

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:21:13 PM

Don't drill in the Gulf, import all our oil, set ourselves up for another oil embargo, then it will make the 1970s look like good times.
chui
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:07:26 PM

maybw they have stopped it.
or not, start paying ......
Pspeed
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 12:11:01 PM

Blame Iran - and bomb them.
zacksnanny
Champion Author New Brunswick

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2010 11:57:32 AM

Suspend deep-water drilling until it's safer
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