US outrage mounted against BP as the oil spill reached its two-month mark and an internal BP document showed as many as 100,000 barrels of oil could be gushing daily into the Gulf of Mexico.
The document showed the energy giant's own worst-case scenario of the amount of leaking oil at possibly 20 times more than its early public estimates.
A corporation is an entity without a conscience.
Therefore, it is imperative that there are government regulations in place, coupled with agencies doing their jobs, to protect the public.
However, with BP, as with many other large corporations, the have, to large extent, "acquired" those in the halls of power in this country to the point where they don't have to be "bothered" obeying the rules, and abiding by "best safe practices", particularly in an industry fraught with potential peril, like the world of offshore drilling.
BP failed spectacularly here: but so did the US government.
Obama had well over a year to overhaul the agency responsible for overseeing BP, and he and his team did absolutely nothing to correct the egregious problems in this industry.