Who in the hell does the US government and the gulf coast state governments think they are telling British Petroleum how they should handle the oil spill or even to suggest what safety measures they should have taken or should take in the future to prevent accidents. This all adds cost to doing business. In a free market all of these regulations make it more difficult for our local production to compete in the world market. The US government is also threatening to add more regulations to the mining industry. Another example of BIG GOVERNMENT interfering in our lives and our free markets. Obama is turning the USA into a socialist state.