Skip to comments.Interior secretary acknowledges lax oil regulation
Posted on 05/18/2010 1:18:12 PM PDT by Nachum
WASHINGTON Grilled by skeptical lawmakers, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday acknowledged his agency had been lax in overseeing offshore drilling activities and that may have contributed to the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"There will be tremendous lessons to be learned here," Salazar told a Senate panel in his first appearance before Congress since the April 20 blowout and explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig.
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The list, ping
... And about those first response fire booms? Why was supposed to buy and store those for immediate access?
Isn’t it Obama’s job to be in charge, just like it was ‘Bush’s Katrina’??
Maybe they’e have been a bit more vigilant if BP’s largest contribution of the 2008 campaign hadn’t gone to the Illegal, who always seems to be able to take care of his friends, as in the Black Panther case. Now, of course, it’s time for BP, like the Rev. Wright, to enjoy the ride under the bus.
Companies wouldn’t be drilling five mile deep oil wells if they could drill on land and the continental shelf. Numerous safety issues could be solved by removing restrictions on drilling.
It has nothing to do with regulation and everything to do with BEING PAID TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY!
[sorry for yelling, but these political parasites are really pi$$ing me off.]
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