We need maybe a marine engineer or someone who knows a lot about drilling to tell us if it is possible AT ALL for this to have happened due to human tampering.
The number one suspect is the Middle East oil groups. They have much to lose if the US can successfully drill for oil on our own shores.
Here comes $7.00/gal gasoline
I don’t think eco-nuts would want to cause a ecological disaster of this scale just to stop off-shore drilling. The drilling itself is absolutely nothing ecology-wise compared to what this oil is going to do to the coastal wetlands of Louisiana.