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U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
New York Times ^ | May 13, 2010 | IAN URBINA

Posted on 05/17/2010 6:45:55 AM PDT by libstripper

The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency that assesses threats to endangered species — and despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have on the gulf.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blowout; bp; bribery; energy; obama; oil
All of these unwise permits were granted by the Obama admininstration after Obama's campaign received the highest campaign contributions given by BP and its employees in the 2008 election. Bribery, anybody???
1 posted on 05/17/2010 6:45:55 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

One whore to another.


2 posted on 05/17/2010 6:50:25 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: norraad; All

Please see:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2515087/posts?page=2

for the bribe BP paid to get this favorable treatment.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 6:53:23 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Hello Salazar. Corrupt to the bone.


4 posted on 05/17/2010 6:57:27 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: libstripper

Who gives a flying F. So more crap to wade through while almost a dozen other Nations drill right in the same spot we would have. Damn Government, it is killing America.


5 posted on 05/17/2010 7:06:34 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: libstripper
OK I'm a dummy.
Somebody tell me how the lack of an environmental permit caused anything.
This I've got to hear.
6 posted on 05/17/2010 7:14:54 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Logical me

I’m a South Alabama resident who owns multiple properties throughout the region with several on the water. I have good reason to give a “flying F”

BP dropped the ball. So did the Obama administration. Both should pay for that.


7 posted on 05/17/2010 7:15:11 AM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: libstripper

Responding to the accusations that agency scientists were being silenced, Ms. Barkoff added, “Under the previous administration, there was a pattern of suppressing science in decisions, and we are working very hard to change the culture and empower scientists in the Department of the Interior.”

Obama is really going to need these presidential terms lengthened to turn everything around.


8 posted on 05/17/2010 7:15:42 AM PDT by John W
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To: AzaleaCity5691

So all we needed was another govt permit and this spill would have been avoided? That’s good to know the magical properties of govt permits.


9 posted on 05/17/2010 7:22:06 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: AzaleaCity5691

>>I’m a South Alabama resident who owns multiple properties throughout the region with several on the water<<

Have you seen any oil?


10 posted on 05/17/2010 7:22:28 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: libstripper

I am voting for Chuck Devore!


11 posted on 05/17/2010 7:25:17 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: libstripper

Boxer is a moron.

Boxer is a zombie sheep.

Boxer is a Kool Aid drinker.

Boxer is a socialist if not an outright commie.

Boxre is one of the most arrogant politicians ever to be elected in California.

So is Pelosi.

Vote them out, California!


12 posted on 05/17/2010 7:28:06 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: John W

The only thing more oilier than the BP spill is the political leaders in DC.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 7:29:36 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: libstripper

Now, true to mac daddies real character, he is throwing them under the bus.

Mac daddy is without ANY blame of ANYTHING.

Sorry BP but you’re getting f’d by the real mac daddy, suckers.


14 posted on 05/17/2010 7:32:00 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Ev Reeman

Are you on the right thread?

This topic is about the Deepwater Horizon spill and associated permits.


15 posted on 05/17/2010 7:32:45 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: netmilsmom

Some tar balls came up on Dauphin Island, where I do own property. I haven’t been down there yet to clean it up but probably will at some point.

The point is, this was malfeasance of the worst kind on the part of BP. They are at fault for this one. Most oil companies operating in the Gulf haven’t had the record of problems that they had. It suggests that there is something wrong with the company and it is only bolstered when the company gives all that money to Obama and then he goes out of his way to shield BP and give them special favors.


16 posted on 05/17/2010 7:33:33 AM PDT by AzaleaCity5691
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To: libstripper

“..Bribery, anybody...

how about a “reward?”


17 posted on 05/17/2010 7:37:16 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: thackney

Drill, baby, drill! Trust but verify. Ensure safeguards are in place to prevemt spills and leaks.

We also need to start leading a lot more nuclear power planrs in all states as well as to do research on how to reuse and recycle nuclear waste by products instead of worrying about disposal.


18 posted on 05/17/2010 7:38:58 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: AzaleaCity5691

My point is that we should actually see what kind of devastation there is before we panic. If we believed the MSM about all this, the entire coast of the Gulf is swimming in oil. From what FReepers are saying, nothing is happening yet.

I don’t want you to think I am being flippant in this. I truly feel for you and think that any damage should be compensated, however, I’ve seen people panic many times and the actual outcome is far less devastating.


19 posted on 05/17/2010 8:06:33 AM PDT by netmilsmom (I am inyenzi on the Religion Forum)
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To: libstripper

“BP paid to get this favorable treatment.” ~ libstripper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2505164/posts?page=117#117


20 posted on 05/17/2010 8:35:31 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama: "Let's Pursue Reparations Through Legislation Rather Than the Courts")
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To: libstripper

Blame BP [Chris Horner]

I hope to elaborate later ... but it seems to me the issue with the recent oil-platform explosion and subsequent leak issue is BP, not offshore drilling.

Offshore drilling has a very good track record in the past few decades ­ and especially recently; BP has a terrible one.

The Deepwater Horizon incident is consistent with only one of those track records.

Like Enron ­ and indeed, in close cooperation with Enron on the “global warming” rent-seeking ­ BP got distracted from its core businesses and spent its energies getting into solar ventures and carbon-trading schemes, and otherwise losing the plot of an energy company. The absurd re-branding to “Beyond Petroleum” (really? your balance sheet doesn’t quite agree) speaks volumes.

They thereby also lost focus on these operations and implicitly told their best people that the future did not lie there.

And for a decade we have seen BP facilities blowing up ­ with human and environmental consequences ­ all over the place.

The newsiness of this spill is testimony to its aberrant nature.

The issue today isn’t offshore drilling so much as it is the company that, in violation of all laws of probability, continues to be involved in a preponderance of its various industries’ high-profile workplace tragedies.

HERE: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2505164/posts?page=106#106


21 posted on 05/17/2010 8:38:37 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (Obama: "Let's Pursue Reparations Through Legislation Rather Than the Courts")
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