Four years after the BP disaster, experts say it could happen again
Four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers and spewing millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, experts are warning that similar disasters could happen again.
They say government regulations and companies’ safety cultures have not kept pace with increases in global offshore oil production and rapid changes in the technology used to capture that oil. Without more regulations and changes at the top of multinational corporations, experts believe that another disaster like the Deepwater Horizon explosion is imminent.
This is exactly why we don’t want offshore oil drilling in Belize. Look at the disaster it has been for the Gulf of Mexico. And we don’t have near the regulatory oversight or clean up capacity that exists in America. One accident and our country’s entire tourism industry will be ruined.
April 18. Make your good Friday great: come have dinner with us. Live reggae tonight. And we’re cooking this special: Seared grouper with a tomato-mango-coconut sauce, cilantro rice, & tempura fried avocado 48.
April 17. We have a great police barracks update for you: Since the San Pedro Sun article a few weeks back, we’ve raised $88,300.14 & construction on the barracks has resumed! You can see the full list of donors here. Please share this post to help us raise even more money & also to recognize the generous individuals & businesses who have donated. Also, while we’re giving out praise, we want to thank the police & the San Pedro Town Council for their stand on the Good Friday liquor laws. Finally, we wish everyone a Happy Easter! As for what we’re most excited about this weekend? The return of normal water pressure on Tuesday.
ps - Live reggae tonight!
April 12. Tonight’s special: Free form housemade ravioli stuffed with shrimp, crab, roasted garlic, & mascarpone cheese in a saffron cream sauce 56. And what of that yellow color? We used our connections on the silk road to get some outrageous saffron from Afghanistan. Everyone lives the life they choose but you’d be silly to miss this.
April 11. Tonight’s specials and a pic of a couple waiting for a table. No matter what you think of our grub, it’s hard to find fault with our waiting area. Live reggae tonight, don’t forget.