According to what I have read, we should know tomorrow if they can shut the spill off.
Of course we've seen such expectations dashed more than once already.
Wouldn't you agree though that the "gigantic kick in the ass" which you hope will significantly change behavior be more effective if we get to see the extent of the mess that has been caused?
I can understand why BP would want to keep images of massive pollution from the public, but not the government (and it is the government, not BP, that is using Guardsmen and the threat of heavy fines to keep us blind to the mess)...unless the government thinks the images are politically damaging in some way.
Why would that be though? It was all BP's fault, the government has been doing all it can from day one, and transparency is a cornerstone of this administration.
The relative paucity of outrage over this news blackout is amazing.