Hollywood to the Rescue

June 9th, 2010

By Tom Carter

Any time there’s a disaster with lots of cameras around and a chance to promote ultra-leftist ideas, we can expect the Hollywood elites to show up saying and doing stupid things.  They were out in force for Hurricane Katrina, and a number of them showed up for the Haiti earthquake, but they didn’t stay long — something about a shortage of five-star hotels near the disaster area.

So imagine my surprise when I heard that Kevin Costner had testified before a congressional committee about the Gulf oil spill disaster.  Well, actually, I wasn’t at all surprised.  I hadn’t seen Costner doing this kind of thing before, but I figured he was just another numbskull actor grabbing some face time to spout his uninformed opinions.

So, instead, imagine my surprise when I was impressed by what he said.  Turns out years ago, in response to the Exxon Valdez disaster, Costner started a company that developed equipment that could extract oil from water at a pretty fast pace.  He did it at a personal cost of $20 million, with no investors and no government grants.  Turned out, though, that governments and private companies weren’t interested.

Now, according to several reports I found like this one, BP may be interested in giving Costner’s equipment a try.  They’re either desperate for solutions and maybe good publicity, or maybe Costner actually has something that can work.  If that’s the case, I have to wonder why no one was interested before.

Watch the video of Costner’s testimony:

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2 Responses to “Hollywood to the Rescue”

  1. larry ennis |

    Costner did an interview on Fox News detailing his machine and his efforts to get either BP or Uncle Sam interested. He seems to believe from all test to date that his machines could perform a major service. It’s for damn sure that no one has come up with a better solution. To bad we can’t undo the damage already done, its going to be forever.

  2. d |

    O.M.G. What a messed up thing that is. The Gov. better use the machines Costner had built. Sorta sounds like they don’t want spills cleaned up. Too expensive! How much is it costing now? Why aren’t these machines already in place,during their business? I’ll tell you,because, they won’t make any money off that solution. Costner has a solution for the oil already spilled,and the oil to come,Gov. better listen to him. Then need to stop the leak,no matter who has the solution,perhaps there is one, and they aren’t listening,as they with Costners company.

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