Deepwater Horizon: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

"I don't want to dwell on 'coulda, shoulda, woulda,'" he said. "There's nothing I can really point to that we shouldn't have done based on what we knew at the time." - Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy "Do I wish the crew would have done more? Absolutely. I'm not sure that's the same emotional content as blame"..."We have not identified any management failures." - Steven Newman, CEO, Transocean If the American people want to know why the Deepwater Horizon was such a disorganized mess, they only need to realize that these two men were in positions of authority - Chu during the government-controlled source containment efforts that dragged out for 87 days, and Newman for setting the tone for the safety management system of the drilling contractor prior to the explosion.  And whatever the federal court ultimately decides in the specific civil case currently being heard in New Orleans, the public interest is to see that such an accident never happens again.  And we will...(Read Full Article)

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