The ongoing oil leak is one of them.
Ignoring for now the debate over whether we should be drilling for oil offshore at all, I'm going to accept the fact that it's happening and will likely continue for the foreseeable future. I'd like someone to explain to me how it is not grossly criminally negligent for the drilling company to NOT have a safeguard in place, ready to deploy at a moment's notice, when engaging in a practice as potentially risky as offshore drilling. To me, it seems pretty obvious. If you are going to drill for oil in the middle of the ocean, clearly the worst-case scenario would be some sort of failure that results in both loss of human life and a catastrophic breach of the oil line. Since the second part of this worst-case has such profound impact on so many things, why is it wrong to expect any company doing this sort of drilling to provide proof that they have a mechanism that has been subjected to rigorous testing that will immediately stop a leak? To think that, at this point, people still don't have a clue how to make this shit stop makes me fucking sick. And for those who would say I'm just some freedom-hating hippie liberal for demanding the strictest regulations and oversight possible, go fuck yourselves.