It is said that there are 3 evils that we must overcome in order to better ourselves, both physically and spiritually....they are Greed, Envy and Ignorance. A current example of what can happen when one or more of these are overlooked, the BP oil catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Greed ...because in order to earn greater profits the company cut corners by decreasing qualified staff and using inferior equipment. Ignorance....by not thoroughly exploring all the aspects of drilling at such great depth and for not having proven back-up plans in case of failure.. These principles also apply to the bodies that diminished regulations, oversight and previous " mishaps"......they didn't learn a damn thing from history and so it goes....the ruination of the environment,wildlife and livelihood of thousands for generations to come.