According to BBC News, BP says it is capturing 10,000 barrels a day, or about half or better, leaving 7,000 to 10,000 a day to leak into the gulf.
Quite a trick when 5,000 was originally estimated as the leak size.
Half fixed is not fixed ...
Yesterday Dredd Blog pointed out that this administration still has not learned the lesson that Prevention beats all cures hands down.
Oilah Akbar has been to Nigeria and to the Amazon, causing destruction there too:
“As horrible as the gulf spill has been, what happened in the Amazon was worse,” said Jonathan Abady, a New York lawyer who is part of the legal team that is suing Chevron on behalf of the rainforest inhabitants. (NY Times)
The oil baron CEO mentality must see themselves as better than other people who have to live with the destructive, toxic mess they impose around the world.
Let's hope BP does not get control of space now:
"A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off on its maiden voyage Friday and successfully reached orbit in a dry run for NASA's push to go commercial." (HuffPo)
Robert Reich says double dip recession ahead:
"The Labor Department reports this morning that the private sector added a measly 41,000 net new jobs in May. But at least 100,000 new jobs are needed every month just to keep up with population growth.(Why Double Dip Recession)
In other words, the labor market continues to deteriorate.
The average length of unemployment continues to rise -- now up to 34.4 weeks (up from 33 weeks in April). That's another record."