Skip to comments.Administration Insists that BP’s Exemption from Environmental Requirement Warranted
Posted on 05/08/2010 5:35:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
In the aftermath of one of the worst off-shore oil spills, the revelation that British Petroleum (BP) was granted a waiver of the requirement that an environmental impact study be performed prior to drilling by the Obama Administration has raised questions.
Jon Carson, Chief of Staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, argued that given BPs prior support for the most environmentally-conscious President this nation has ever had, the waiver seemed warranted. We want to establish incentives for firms that cooperate with Administration policy. Excusing BP from having to undertake a costly and time-consuming study looked like a no brainer to us.
Whether an environmental impact study wouldve uncovered information that couldve averted the spill is unknown. BPs prior support appears to have consisted of donations to Obamas campaign for president.
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How about like safety requirements?
Was that cool too?
I doubt an “environmental study” would have made a damn bit of difference in this case.
isn't that called payola and isn't it illegal?
Isn't it crazy that you can donate money to a candidate, and then they can help you after the election?
No law against it.
So much for “keeping our boot on the neck of BP”, no??
Most certainly a “no brainer” eh John. Thanks for the chuckle.
Prior support of this type will always pay big dividends. Gangster government, Crony Capitalism, it is all the same to this crew.
I believe the study would have required a contingency plan for a blowout.