The BP dome collection rate has been increased to 10,000 gallons barrels of oil a day and they’re hoping to bump that up to 90% soon. Obviously that’s not a permanent solution but after so many failures over so many weeks, progress is welcome.
It has been left to BP engineers and managers and to Gulf state officials to respond as best they can in a regulatory environment that is politically charged, incompetent, fearful, and hesitant. Rather than allowing BP to stay focused only on solving the problems of the spill, Attorney General Holder now has launched a civil and criminal investigation! And let’s then follow with sending an unsupported bill to BP for $69 billion! For good measure, lets also stop offshore oil exploration by the United States. How misguided (or ignorant and devious) can our president be!