Feds consult with director James Cameron for #oilspill ideas

Just when you think you’ve heard it all (via Lachlan Markay):

“Top kill” didn’t stop the Gulf oil spill. How about something “titanic”?

Federal officials are hoping film director James Cameron can help them come up with ideas on how to stop the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The “Avatar” and “Titanic” director was among a group of scientists and other experts who met Tuesday with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies for a brainstorming session on stopping the massive oil leak.

The Canadian-born Cameron is considered an expert on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies.

Vladimir at Red State responds:

They failed to mention “The Abyss”, so at least the man has more oil industry expertise than anybody else these brainiacs can call in.

In other news, Tom Hanks has been called in to consult with Gen. Petraeus about Afghanistan, and Ben Affleck has been tapped to direct the space program.< /sarcasm >

Up next: Administration officials consult Sean Penn on indepdendent flood rescue efforts.

For the latest developments on the oil spill, click here. Ed Morrissey’s also got a must-read on the administration’s efforts to distance themselves from BP just days after President Obama declared that the post-spill containment effort was his responsibility.

Oh – and the DOJ announced today that it was launching a “criminal and civil investigation” into the oil spill. Doesn’t that make you feel much better? As I said on Twitter, I wonder if the Gulf of Mexico will be subpoenaed for testimony?


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