Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Best Year For Safety

When is an oil spill not an oil spill? When it is bonus time, that's when!

On 20 April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded pouring millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It was an environment disaster that prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to call the incident America's environmental 9/11.

However because it is now bonus time, the offshore drilling firm responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig, Transocean, has now given its top executives big bonuses for its "best year" for safety. Yes, you read that right. Even with the Deepwater Horizon disaster, this was the company's "best year" in safety!

Transocean has maintain that they were not to blame for the disaster. This is even though a U.S. presidential commission had concluded that the explosion had been caused by cost-cutting and directly blamed Transocean, along with BP and Halliburton for the disaster.

But when it comes to bonus time...who cares about the results of a presidential commission right?


Heather said...

That is just unbelievable, but true. Everybody seems to care only for the money and not the nature.

Ghost said...

What I find surprising is how little outcry there is on this matter. Even in America, this seem like a non-event. Remembering the damage done, I find that very surprising.