16 Nov '12, 4pm

WTF?! Did BP Use Wikipedia to Estimate the Size of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

WTF?! Did BP Use Wikipedia to Estimate the Size of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill?

Hmm, Should I Ask Engineers or Look it Up on Wikipedia? It is now alleged in a Louisiana court filing that, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig, senior BP executive David Rainey, a man who had never worked on estimating oil leaks before, looked up the size of the spill on Wikipedia rather than ask experts for their professional opinions and review scientific reports. And this wasn't even just a moment of panic that was soon corrected. No. The BP representative stuck to his guns!"According to allegations filed in a Louisiana court Thursday, Mr. Rainey used information gleaned from the online encyclopedia to estimate that the Deepwater rig was leaking 5,000 barrels of oil a day. And he stuck to that figure, defending his calculation vigorously in public and before the U.S. Congress despite calls from many others, including some BP engineers, that it was far too ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/energy-disasters/wtf-bp-turned-...

Tweets

Record $4.5bn fine on BP for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is not enough, campaigners say - @AFP

Record $4.5bn fine on BP for the Deepwater Hori...

sg.news.yahoo.com 16 Nov '12, 11am

The record fine imposed on BP over the 2010 rig explosion and oil spill is a small price to pay for the worst ecological d...

On Our Radar: The BP Indictments

On Our Radar: The BP Indictments

green.blogs.nytimes.com 16 Nov '12, 12pm

Associated Press David Rainey, a BP exploration expert, is accused of making false statements about the oil flow rate. Dec...

Oil rig catches fire in the Gulf, two reported ...

grist.org 16 Nov '12, 4pm

After yesterday’s settlement between BP and the Justice Department over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion...

WE ARE BACK! #MARS Sneakers are available in U....

ℼ佄呃偙⁅瑨汭倠䉕䥌⁃ⴢ⼯㍗⽃䐯䑔堠呈䱍ㄠ〮匠牴捩⽴䔯≎㰾瑨汭砠汭獮猺㵲栢瑴㩰⼯畭楳瑣摯祡挮浯匯潴敲敓癲捩⽥瑓牯剥獥潰獮≥砠汭獮漺㵧栢瑴㩰⼯灯湥牧灡灨潲潴潣⹬牯⽧捳敨慭∯砠汭獮昺㵢栢瑴㩰⼯睷⹷慦散潢歯挮浯㈯〰⼸扦汭㸢ℼⴭ䵓ⵓ䕗㉂倸ⴭ㰾ⴡ匭牥楶散...

@fongmay I got infected.

fourfeetnine.com 27 Nov '12, 2pm

Okay this entry is to clarify what wtf is and why I use it so much.Tired of everyone bitching about my usage of wtf. wtf d...

The Blatant Hypocrisy of Wikipedia via @ErikVoorhees #bitcoin #saudiarabia #censorship #shameful

The Blatant Hypocrisy of Wikipedia via @ErikVoo...

blog.bitinstant.com 21 Nov '12, 5pm

Humbly, there are those of us now suggesting that Bitcoin, too, may be a similarly important resource for mankind. Just as...

"The Full Faith and Credit of Wikipedia" discus...

reddit.com 22 Nov '12, 3am

The quote you cited as "a big fuck you" is just there to bring the issue into clarity. Moral qualms about accepting Saudi ...