There Should Be a New Rule
If any petroleum company in the world demonstrates that it cannot safely drill off-shore, and a spill, explosion or other incident occurs, then there should be a global agreement that denies that company permission to drill offshore, anywhere again.
Tonight, the news is covering BP's month-long failure to stop crude oil from gushing out and polluting Gulf waters. Enough of this nonsense.
BP needs to get this mess fixed, then pull up stakes and get the fuck out of North America for good.
What's happening in the Gulf will have repercussions similar to any terrorist attack- poisoning waters, killing sea life and denying hard working, decent people of their livelihoods for years to come.
Fining them millions won't phase them--they have billions in their coffers, with more to come.
Let them use their assets to drill on land--elsewhere.
BP is not a North American company and they have more than overstayed their welcome.
We need international laws against this type of gross negligence.