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Oil and gas may be leaking from the seabed surrounding the BP Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida told Andrea Mitchell today on MSNBC. Nelson, one of the most informed and diligent Congressmen on the BP gulf oil spill issue, has received reports of leaks in the well, located in the Mississippi Canyon sector. This is potentially huge and devastating news.
WARNING Some Foul Language in the interview on the source
MSNBC Vid YouTube- Sen. Bill Nelson: Reports of oil seeping up from seabed, well casing may be pierced.
Edited by CyberDruid - 6/9/10 at 4:15am
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Holy crap, this means a second leak?
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Say goodbye to our coastlines.
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and we think we have it bad when we have oil tankers having leaks, everything on your coast will be covered in oil
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I can see it now... Obama banning oil rigs off the coasts and thats just one more thing we have to be even more dependent on. BP will get bailed out by the people and the whole south east's economy is going to burn to the ground.

If I lived in the gulf area I would get out ASAP. Soon as the fishing and tourism grind to a halt, their lives will be destroyed. I feel bad for those that do live there and I would sue BP for not only ruining the environment but also sue them for damages to the devastating effects it will do financially to them.

What I think is funny is how we jumped all over Haiti with relief and fund raisers and concerts to save Haiti, but with this issue...nothing. I don't see P.Diddy dancing around for saving the gulf and its residence. I don't see Kanye West calling Obama a racist for not saving those people with FEMA. It's all a double standard and its sickening.

If something goes wrong here in the U.S the government is slow to react if at all. But if something happens to a 3rd world country then we were there the day before it happened and the concerts and relief programs were already in place 30 minutes after the catastrophic event. Just seems very odd to me.
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Apparently *if this is true* BP struck the motherlode of all motherlodes and now it's non stop oil...forever.
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well, we're boned.
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They will fix it.....with nukes.
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Oh my. BP has screwed themselves over big time now
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Oy...now the well itself is leaking....great.


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I can see it now... Obama banning oil rigs off the coasts and thats just one more thing we have to be even more dependent on. BP will get bailed out by the people and the whole south east's economy is going to burn to the ground.

If I lived in the gulf area I would get out ASAP. Soon as the fishing and tourism grind to a halt, their lives will be destroyed. I feel bad for those that do live there and I would sue BP for not only ruining the environment but also sue them for damages to the devastating effects it will do financially to them.

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If something goes wrong here in the U.S the government is slow to react if at all. But if something happens to a 3rd world country then we were there the day before it happened and the concerts and relief programs were already in place 30 minutes after the catastrophic event. Just seems very odd to me.
OH really now. So bankrupting the one entity with the capacity and funding to actually stop the leak is the right course of action?


I hope you like the La Brea tar pits, because there's going to be some new ones all along the gulf coast if we do what you recommend.

Suing BP into oblivion is NOT the correct way to go about this. Neither is spouting off conspiracy theories about double standards. What we need to do is shut the eff up and let BP plug the hole. We can pimp slap them into next week AFTER it's plugged. If we sue them into oblivion now they'll either A: half-ass the repair and it will fail again in 10-15 years or B: They'll be forced to give up and let it spew oil until there's no more oil to spew.


When are you idiots going to realize that lawsuits aren't the end-all-be-all of corporate cockups?
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