Skip to comments.Coast Guard Logs Show Admin. Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hrs
Posted on 06/03/2010 11:45:21 PM PDT by Qbert
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout, the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion -- shedding new information on the first days of the disaster.
These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment, Issa said upon release of the documents. It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesnt fit the story they want to tell.
Logs further indicate the Coast Guard recorded the immediate failure of the blowout preventer.
"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added. "Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."
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Excellent work from our Coast Guard
And play some golf.
And play some ball.
And go on vacation.
Yeah, but did anyone get this info to Barry’s bodyman, golf caddy or personal chef? Was Michelle’s 30+ member posse alerted?
He knew how BIG it was, but probably didn't understand how BAD it was because he's too arrogant to admit that he doesn't understand things like geology, oceanography, and oil well drilling and didn't get anyone in there to brief him. "Only 8,000? That's what Michelle spends on clothes, how bad could it be?"
"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added..
"Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."
What a disaster this pofs is.
They’re saying the well is gushing 1,000,000 gallons/day. Sounds like a lot, but when you realize a large tanker truck holds 9000 gal., the spill becomes 112 tanker trucks per day. Well, I guess that’s not so bad.........NOT!
Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!
You are spot on.
Just caught a shot of Bowrama speaking with Larry King. Is it me or are Bowrama’s ears getting bigger?
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Even worse, FTA: Coast Guard logs from April 22 point to the massive fire: The majority of the oil continues to be mitigated by the fire use of ROV to shut-in the well has been unsuccessful after several attempts.
Why not make sure it just kept coming to the surface and burning off???
” These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment, Issa said upon release of the documents. It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesnt fit the story they want to tell. “
and sing “Hey Jude” with an over-the-hill- leftist rock star.
PING! He’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.
Thanks for the ping!
There were two reports yesterday I was looking for a followup on.
1. The shear was the first piece of equipment made ready and BP wanted that first and the administration did not let them use it until other methods used first.
The burning of the oil floating to get rid of it was stopped by environmentalist they said it would cause too much air pollution.
Anyone have an update on those? Thanks.
I wish Issa could be our next AG when we win back the WH but someone said he isn’t even a lawyer. He would have made a good one.
The oil spill fit his agenda to help destroy this country.
Wake up America, our greatest enemy is in OUR White House.
From the link:
“However, Shapiro told The New York Times that the White House timeline included a disclaimer at the bottom saying it was not meant to be comprehensive”
How Clintonian...(eye roll). This administration is stuck on stupid! This is what happens when left wing lawyers are in control!
That's meaningless, because at the time they did NOT know that the well had completely blow out, nor how damaged the shutoff mechanisms were.
Stick to facts. avoid hysteria, and never panic.
I don’t know but it would fit the Jimmuh Cahtuh redux sick rotten and failure-inducing micro-management model Team Tyranny under Usurper Obama uses.
Seems unlikely to me, but if it is, they have one heck of a find, there.
The list, ping
San Diego’s Darrell Issa is on just about every piece of dirt from Obama and his Adm. and not letting up.
1) never run anything,
2) never fixed anything.
He would not be qualified to be a clerk at a 7-11.
You think 7-11 would hire a “community organizer”?
No frick’n way. They don't want trouble in their stores.
I heard cutting the riser and using current desigh top hat was first choice but axed by administration due to increased flow after pipe cut(prior to capping)
I want to know how much interference “engineering” this admin has done causing BP to use less than desirable methods.
Seems to me all input from the admin/Obozo has delayed fixes and made situation worse.
Any links, references appreciated.
24 hours after the oil rig collapse and the deaths of 11 oil workers-Barry welcomed the US Olympic team to the White House,
Within 48 hrs Biden was on The View and Barry was on Wall Street slamming Wall Street.
Barry also met the Shuttle crew and made Earth Day remarks.
Within 72 hours Barry and Michelle were in Asheville , North Carolina for a vacation.
” President Obama and First Lady Michelle became honorary Ashevillians during a romantic spring getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Their vacation itinerary was filled with Asheville hallmarks: natural adventures, rich history,
scenic beauty, farm fresh cuisine and rejuvenation.”
“On day two of their romantic getaway,
the Obamas made ample use of Grove Parks rolling Donald Ross-designed golf course and sports complex.
While the President hit the links with some close friends,
the First Lady had a tennis lesson at the Grove Park Inn Sports Complex.
It is also rumored that the President played some basketball before joining his wife at The Spa, a 43,000 square-foot subterranean facility
complete with mineral pools, massaging waterfall pools, sauna,
hot-cold plunge pools and an eucalyptus-infused steam room. “
” The President and First Lady enjoyed corn and crab chowder with fresh cilantro and corn-fried oysters with arugula,
tomatoes and mustard drizzle,
and the presidential sweet tooth was
satisfied with peanut butter banana soufflé with chocolate and white sauce, and forest berry sorbet from Asheville’s Ultimate Ice Cream
(known for slow food ice cream flavors using local ingredients).”
” To wrap up their weekend of relaxation, the Obamas had a delectable Sunday Brunch delivered to their suite at Grove Park Inn.”
The rest of their nauseating vaca is here http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/romantic-getaways/vacation-like-president-obama/index.aspx
Containing the spewing oil and thinking about 11 dead oil workers and their families was obviously not on Barry’s agenda.
The only water he contemplated was at the spa and the only oil he thought about was the fried food in their fancy dinners.