Gulf Explosion’s “Fire-Boom-Gate” – You would think that after Katrina the Feds would be at least as prepared as Boy Scouts. Since 1994 they have had a plan to contain spills in the Gulf using fire-booms, and the former coordinator of Gulf response was scathing in his criticism of the response as not executing on that. It turns out they didn’t have any fire-booms in stock, and the fastest they have gotten one in is eight days late. This might come back to bite the Obama Administration:
Representatives from the Obama administration emphatically maintain that from “day one” preparations were in place to handle accidental oil spills. Maybe the administration can explain to the residents of Louisiana why not one fire boom was available when an actual crisis took place?