14 Sep '11, 7pm

BP, Halliburton & Faulty Cement Jobs: Key Report Doles Out Blame in Gulf Spill

BP, Halliburton & Faulty Cement Jobs: Key Report Doles Out Blame in Gulf Spill

Hey everyone, remember the BP spill ? Me neither. Well, a key federal report on whatever it was came out today, and it places blame for the disaster exactly where you'd expect: Most is reserved for BP, whose shoddy management decisions ultimately enabled the well's blowout. But blame is also spread to Halliburton for its crappy cement job, and to the rig operator Transocean, for its poor safety culture and shady management calls of its own. The most fault, however, is still reserved for good ol' BP ... Amid a string of failures, BP's "cost or time-saving decisions ... were contributing causes of the blowout," the report concluded, according to the Guardian . Not exactly revelatory, but there it is. Plenty of folks have covered, in-depth, the lengths to which BP shirked its safety responsibilities to save time and money, and this has yet again been shown to be the case. The...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/bp_halliburton_ce...

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