June 13, 2010
I wonder why, when within a week of the oil spill, several companies contacted the WH and gave information about material that would help soak up the oil, that NOTHING was done within that first week?
And still NOTHING has been done when this stuff is just sitting there waiting to be used.
Maine factory owner begs feds: Why aren’t you buying the oil barriers I’m churning out?
He figured there’d be a demand so he started cranking out a supply, and … crickets.
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. I have no idea if those are the correct persons and agencies to notify about the manufacturing capacity and the availability of boom. One wonders if the senators know…