Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DID YOU KNOW BEEPEE (BRITISH PEETROLEUM) HAS CONTROLLING INTEREST IN THE 35 YEAR OLD DETERIORATING TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE?

BP's Culture of Cost-Cutting Isn't Just in the Gulf: Danger Looms in Alaska Pipeline

Explosive allegations leveled by managers reveal that severe cost-cutting efforts could put the integrity of an 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System at risk. 
 
Of the ongoing cuts to inspection and staffing for the Trans Alaska Pipeline BeePee says "Most of the concerns were not substantiated," says the email sent to employees, obtained by Truthout. "Specifically, the concerns about safety, integrity and environmental protection were not substantiated."
 
All safe in and around BeePee facilities, nothing to see here - move along now...
Click the link to read this fairly long, but important and interesting article:

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.