TO YESENIA//CALIFORNIA BEAR DISPATCH
FROM PICASSO EDITOR
SUBJ YET ANOTHER "OCTOPUS"--
(PAT O'BRIEN'S)--Just when we think the long drawn out headline of the Deepwater Horizon, which exploded and sank in April, 2010, is done, a new development appears on the horizon...
https://heatst.com/culture-wars/twitter-erupts-in-outrage-after-professor-molly-macauley-is-murdered-in-baltimore-park/ JULY 10, 2016--
...tragic murder of a prominent woman economist in Baltimore on Friday night.
59-year-old Molly Macauley, one of the only economists who focused on space and satellites, was stabbed to death while walking her dogs. The unsolved homicide, the first murder in 18 years in Baltimore’s affluent Roland Park
APRIL 06, 2011-- MACAULEY--DEEPWATER HORIZON TESTIMONY
On this point, the extent of innovation likely to be taken by industry as a whole, or by MWCC and Helix, is not clear. The services offered by MWCC and Helix are impressive. They appear to focus, however, on preparing for a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon spill. MWCC’s proposed system would not, for example, be able to contain a spill like the 1979 Ixtoc I event, in which the sinking rig came to rest on the wellhead. It also does not appear to address un- or underappreciated failure scenarios such as multiple simultaneous blowouts at different wells or a leaking well casing. It is also unclear the extent to which MWCC, Helix, or other containment suppliers will undertake R&D today, in order to provide containment tomorrow at future, deeper water depths.
The recent history of spill response (clean-up) technology gives some reason for concern that industry efforts to prepare for the next spill may still fall short over the longer run. Regulatory requirements and industry resources for response were increased following the Exxon Valdez spill in 1989. The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) was created as an industry collaboration with many similarities to MWCC. But the Oil Spill Commission report found that despite claims by industry, the evidence suggests that little investment has gone into response and containment technologies.
Dr. MACAULEY. I think that industry has an incentive to pay attention to the liability cap to protect its shareholders. Industry also has a reputation to uphold, though, so it may well be that industry acts beyond the cap because reputation really matters, what the public thinks is very critically important as we know in the case of nuclear power plant safety.
"For many, the most disturbing result was not that a spill could happen but that it could not be promptly contained," said Molly Macauley, a senior fellow and research director at Washington, D.C., think tank Resources for the Future, at a recent House hearing.
HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS--LOBBY IN DC--
Firms hired-- Bracewell & Giuliani
List of firms that have hired Rudy's lobbying firm--
More records of Helix involvement with Rudy--
The bottom line was Deepwater Horizon--