An ecological, governmental, and propaganda disaster which continues to kill people, to severely damage the environment, and to damage the reputation of government to this very day.
How much has deep water technology improved since the disaster?
In real terms: none, nada, zip.
In fact there is still dispute over the reasons or causes of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, even as The Peak of Oil Lies has been passed or is just around the corner.
Nevertheless, the federal government is plunging headlong and blindly into the foggy future it says it wants to protect:
The U.S. government has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico more than four months after a moratorium on all deepwater offshore drilling in the country was lifted.(RTT News). Perhaps Browner has stepped down, but this catastrophic policy has stepped up to take her place by drilling in deeper water than the Deepwater Horizon site.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation & Enforcement (BOEMRE) on Monday approved Noble Energy Inc.'s application for a permit to continue its work on a well in Mississippi Canyon Block 519, approximately 70 miles south east of Venice, [Louisiana].
The Texas-based oil and natural gas explorer started drilling the well on April 16, 2010, four days before BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded unleashing a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
We recently looked at the key factors of the demise of this current civilization in the post Embryonic Look At Civilization's Future - 3.
The headlong plunge into the world of oil drug addiction, coupled with the concurrent slavery to the oil drug peddlers of MOMCOM, has guaranteed the demise of civilization as we know it.
The infamous weak response to the Katrina catastrophe in New Orleans will seem like a gargantuan effort when compared to the paltry triage episodes that will happen in the future.
Meanwhile the global warming catastrophe train rushes headlong toward the fanatical drill baby drill train, and vice versa.
The station where they will meet really can be named "Civilization's Demise".
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