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By Ezra Klein  |  June 18, 2010; 1:33 PM ET
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if only we had a time machine to have stopped the irresponsible decisions that led to the deepwater horizon disaster.

Posted by: jkaren | June 18, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

It should say 75 years, not 50.

Posted by: tsgauh | June 18, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse


Halliburton is blamed by some to have caused the gulf disaster with a bad cement job on Deep Horizon.

Turns out they bought a company for cleaning oil spills 10 days before the disaster and will make lots of money because of it.

There are reports that BP and others knew this well was the well from hell as early as February.

BP CEO sold a hefty chunk of his BP options just weeks before the disaster.

We need to investigate Halliburton as well as BP and its CEO to see whether they knew this well was likely to blow and whether their behavior afterward was criminal.

Posted by: Lomillialor | June 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Umm... ok. The same group of scientists predict climate change and exhaustion of oil resources. Climate change depends on their own oil exhaustion predictions to be incorrect; that is, if oil consumption continues at the present rate, oil will be exhausted (preventing an increase in the burning of oil) before the burning of oil has any measurable effect on climate.

Let's be clear about it: everyone is agreed both that (a) climate change MAY occur if oil consumption continues at present levels and (b) if oil consumption continues at present levels, oil will be exhausted before climate change due to the burning of oil can occur.

Unless I'm missing something -- and I might be, so feel free to supply data from every known scientist and every scientific organization in the world -- there is a definite point being made by climate "scientists" regarding oil exhaustion.

Please offer data! I'm gasping [perhaps to over-Carbonation] to hear it!!

Posted by: rmgregory | June 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

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