Thanks to the Feds ‘A-Whale’ – A Giant Oil Skimmer – Is Not Skimming Oil in the Gulf

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This is getting so old. Day after day we hear of the resources that aren’t being used to clean the oil out of the Gulf of Mexico before it reaches shore. The latest is a Taiwanese vessel called the A-Whale. The owners claim it can skim 500,000 barrels of oil per day. In the first 66 days of the Gulf oil spill disaster the total oil skimmed has been 600,000 barrels in total.

Hot Air: So where is the A-Whale now? In the Gulf? Not yet. It’s on its way there after being tied to a dock in Norfolk, Virginia, and won’t be allowed to join the cleanup effort until the Coast Guard and the EPA figure out whether it meets their standards

Ed Morrissey goes on to point out that the A-Whale hasn’t been tested at full capacity, but so what? We should be deploying every available resource to clean up the oil while BP finds a way to plug the well. This is pure insanity.

Gateway Pundit calls this criminal negligence on the part of the Obama administration. It’s sure beginning to look that way, isn’t it?

Via The Conservative Lady who says it’s time for Obama administration to get the heck out of the way. I’ll say. I think that time has long since passed.

Whose butt will Obama kick over this?

Note: This post has been edited to correct that the A-Whale is not a Japanese vessel, but a Taiwanese vessel, as if that makes a difference.