Quotes on the Oil Spill

“The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.” – Tony Hayward, CEO of British Petroleum, in the Guardian

“What I get is 25,000 barrels a day coming out of that tiny hole — that’s a 1.2-inch hole.” – Steve Wereley, of Purdue University, said BP’s estimates of 5,000 barrels a day leaking from the Deepwater Horizon accident site are probably wrong.

“I hope we don’t see a knee-jerk reaction across this country that says we’re going to shut down drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.” – Rick Perry, on