July 01, 2010

A Whale Skimmer Still Anchored By Administration, EPA

The most powerful oil-skimming vessel in the world languishes in port, anchored by incompetency in the White House and absurd EPA red tape:

The A Whale arrived in the Gulf on Wednesday, the Coast Guard said. It was anchored in Boothville, Lousiana, about an hour south of New Orleans.

"While the ship is ready to work, it still doesn't have approval to engage in the effort," said Frank Maisano, spokesman for TMT Shipping, the vessel's owner and operator, in a statement.

Officials from the company are meeting with BP and the U.S. Coast Guard Thursday morning, he told CNN. "We don't know what will happen," he said, but added it's expected that parameters for a test of the vessel will be discussed -- "they'll give us a plot and we'll test the technology."

Has a government ever been overthrown for environmental incompetence?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 1, 2010 10:46 AM

Incompetence? Oh now; the EPA and the Obama Administration know exactly what they're doing. True, their actions are destructive, foolish, and if done by an enemy of America would be grounds for a declaration of war...Hey! Maybe they are an enemy of America?

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at July 1, 2010 12:55 PM

A Taiwanese-flagged vessel, named "A Whale," which is 3 1/2 football fields long and looms 10 stories high - outfitted with 12 vents on either side of its bow, which experts hope will be able to suck up as many as 21 million gallons of oil-tainted water each day in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster has offered its services in the attempted clean up.

So will the President Kick Ass and get the permissions needed expediated?

Posted by: justmeint at July 2, 2010 04:41 AM