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Administration Insists that BPs Exemption from Environmental Requirement Warranted
A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 7 May 2010 | John Semmens

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 BP’s 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 would’ve uncovered information that could’ve averted the spill is unknown. BP’s “prior support” appears to have consisted of donations to Obama’s campaign for president.

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TOPICS: Government; Humor; Outdoors; Politics
KEYWORDS: environment; obama; oil; satire

1 posted on 05/08/2010 5:35:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

How about like safety requirements?

Was that cool too?


2 posted on 05/08/2010 5:44:06 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: John Semmens

I doubt an “environmental study” would have made a damn bit of difference in this case.


3 posted on 05/08/2010 5:51:47 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: John Semmens
So exempting BP from federal requirements was payback for their cash support to obama?

isn't that called payola and isn't it illegal?

4 posted on 05/08/2010 5:55:27 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The only thing standing between us and complete victory over the evildoers is POLITICS!)
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To: Real Cynic No More
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.

5 posted on 05/08/2010 6:04:29 PM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: John Semmens

So much for “keeping our boot on the neck of BP”, no??


6 posted on 05/08/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by Bean Counter (We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office -- Aesop)
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To: John Semmens

Most certainly a “no brainer” eh John. Thanks for the chuckle.


7 posted on 05/08/2010 6:34:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: John Semmens

Prior support of this type will always pay big dividends. Gangster government, Crony Capitalism, it is all the same to this crew.


8 posted on 05/08/2010 6:35:45 PM PDT by EscondidoSurfer
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I believe the study would have required a contingency plan for a blowout.


9 posted on 05/08/2010 7:46:10 PM PDT by webboy45
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