Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More crying over spilled oil

Gregory Sullivan at Pajamas Media* reports that a firm in Maine is ready, willing, and able to provide enough oil containment boom to contain the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Only problem is, no one is buying it.

John Lapoint of Packgen in Auburn, Maine, says he’s got plenty of floating oil containment boom and can make lots more on short notice. There’s just one problem: no one will buy it from him.

He’s already had a representative from BP visit his factory and inspect his product. The governor of Maine, John Baldacci, visited the facility and made a video plea to no one in particular to close the deal. Maine Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins wrote a letter on May 21 to the secretary of the Interior, the administrator of NOAA, and the commandant of the Coast Guard to alert them to the existence of Packgen, their supply of boom, and their demonstrated capacity to make more.

Clearly, the appropriate agencies of federal government should be aware of this company by now. The longer this oil spill goes on, the more I suspect skulduggery at the federal level.

The only good thing I can say about this story is, it is hastening the day when the American people become so disgusted with incompetent federal government that they will embrace secession.

Virtual buckeyes to Mike McCool and Big Government.

* I am usually skeptical of Internet sources not backed up by mainstream media, but in this case, the facts were obviously checked with primary sources.

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