Odd, what makes someone believe another law will solve anything? The article states,
"…swiftly pass legislation to make sure such a tragedy never happens again."
The writer stipulates that legislation will prevent another oil spill. Does anyone really believe this? I cannot name a law that has prevented anything. Yes, there are good laws, laws that someone inevitably breaks.
What this shows is the failed reliance, our faith, in government, as if it is God.
Maybe what the writer wants is for BP to be punished. I agree, they really screwed up the gulf. In fact, BP has paid $20 billion and is preparing for collective action lawsuits.
Polluters will be punished but tragedies will still occur regardless of any legislation. Government can protect our property, but it cannot prevent anything.