Well, I finally got a response, just over two weeks after submission. This is it, in full:
firstname.lastname@example.org to me
show details 11:32 AM (2 hours ago)
Dear Brooklyn Reader,
Thank you for your submission to the Alternative Response Technology (ART) process for the Deepwater Horizon MC252 incident. Your submission has been reviewed for its technical merits.
It has been determined that your idea falls into one of the following ART categories: Already Considered/Planned, Not Feasible, or Not Possible, and therefore will not be advanced for further evaluation. To date, we have received over 80,000 submissions with each submission receiving individual consideration and priority based on merit and need.
BP and Horizon Deepwater Unified Command appreciate your contribution and interest in responding to this incident.
Thank you very much,
Horizon Response Team
I can’t seriously believe they planned or considered it already, and I know it is perfectly feasible. I can accept that they might have tidier looking, or better solutions, but I look at the camera feeds from the ROVs, and I see 50 to 75 thousand barrels of oil gushing every day, besides what they’re capturing. So, if they’ve got a better way of getting the oil to the surface and aboard ships, I’d like to see it.