Transocean Ltd gives safety bonuses despite Gulf spill deaths
From an online posting on Political Hotwire this week we learned that Transocean Ltd, the company responsible for operating the deep water rig in the gulf that exploded killing 11 people and causing more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico – the largest spill in U.S. history – “gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history”
“A commission appointed by President Barack Obama earlier this year said the explosion was caused by a series of time and money-saving decisions by Transocean, BP and oil services company Halliburton Inc. that created an unacceptable amount of risk.” “Best year in safety performance”? – You’ve Got To Be Kidding!
And – if that is not bad enough – check out these Rachel Maddow reports on the lessons that still haven’t been learned from the Gulf Oil disaster – here and here. Now you really have got to be kidding!!