Thursday, June 17, 2010

They Didn't Make Us Do It!!!

Obviously MMS does suck, but it's a ridiculous thing for BP to claim.

In response to a U.S. senator's questions in a letter, BP said it never follows a federal law requiring it to certify that a blowout preventer device would be able to block a well in case of an emergency. The inquiry stemmed from a hearing in May into the Gulf oil spill from the explosion and fire which sank the Deepwater Horizon rig.

But, at the same time, the British oil giant blamed the federal oversight agency, Minerals Management Service, for not asking it to comply with the law.

But officer, you didn't stop me from killing him!