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How do you feel about how the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been handled?

June 22, 2010

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Bret Koch ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“It just makes me feel horrible for all the families that are now out of work. The economy had already driven people to pay cuts or even job losses, and the ones who did still have jobs are now out of work. I just hope that it get cleaned up as quickly as possible and those people can get back to work to support their families.”

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Amy Lawson ( in Tonganoxie) says...

“I think it is sad they haven't been able to fix the problem. I feel for the people who make a living from the ocean and now are out of work. It is also heartbreaking to think of all the wildlife that will be affected from this accident. I know there are a lot of people who are pointing fingers, however at this point I think the finger pointing should stop and all energy should be put into fixing the problem.”

Ross Boelling ( in Tonganoxie) says...

I think it has become evident from the Congressional hearings that the Oil Industry did not anticipate a leak this large to ever occur. As the chain of events leading to the cause of this spill are discovered, I think the bottom line will be that BP had not considered (or planned for) a leak this large. The function of the blowout preventer is to stop the free flow of oil. The failure of the blowout preventer is the cause of the leak; It obviously did not function as designed. As a result, BP and the industry were left scratching their heads about what to do. This is a huge industry and governmental oversight failure. The duration and effects of the environmental damage remain to be seen; We live on a resilient planet.

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