This is going to be a quick hitter (for me). Here's video of Rachel Maddow making the point, in no uncertain terms, that oil companies (still) do not know how, nor do they have the technology to stop a spill 5,000 feet below the surface of the ocean. And a reminder that 21 years after the fact Exxon still has not paid the full amount of their fine for the Valdez spill. In fact before dime one was ever paid as compensation to victims of Valdez oil spill, 8,000 of the potential recipients had aread died. Chevron's assurances last week before a Senate committee that such a thing could never happen while they were drilling in even deeper Canadian waters is meaningless.
Cross posted at New Media and Politics.