Their current respons has been - working together, trying everything feasible, working as smart as possible, have the best and brightest on the job. THis sucks, we know and we will make things right.
Seems like corporate responsibility to me, and something they should be proud of.
On the other hand the feds are tripping over themselves and trying to find a spot to place blame all the while not expiditing Louisiana's request to build csand barriers - need a permit for that don't you know...
If I ran BP I would call a press conference and make the following statement:
Good Afternoon. As you know we are faced with a serious disaster. Please understand that we take this as seriously or more so than anyone else, particularly far removed politicians from Illinois.
We have the best teams in the world working on this. Our intention is not to stop until we have the leak eliminated and the cleanup completed.
However, if the the United States government thinks it has better minds and better tools to deal with this emergency - we would be happy to defer to their wisdom.
We don't think they do. We have and will continue to take responsibility for this. If they want to end our responsibility - they can have it. Otherwise if they are not going to be part of the solution then they are part of the problem and we simply request that they quit being part of the problem and get the hell out of our and others way in dealing with this.
To everyone else out there - if you don't like the tone of this response stop using any all petroleum products before you open your yap. You are why this well was drilled and while we will shoulder the economic responsibility you share in the moral responsibility.
I'm done with armchair quarterbacks from the public and private sectors taking time and resources from our team. Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.
I think this says it all and won't be taking any questions as I have more important things to do.
Call Halliburton. They will know what to do.