Skip to comments.EPA demands BP to use more eco-friendly dispersants (video)
Posted on 05/24/2010 4:04:02 PM PDT by nhwingut
EPA steps in to slow things up...
(Excerpt) Read more at politipage.com ...
I guess EPA controls the world now. How wonderful.
What’s really called for here is a jumbo can of Gunk Engine-Brite. The oysters might taste a bit odd for the rest of the season, though. Just add more hot sauce.
I suspect they haven't a clue that Obama is responsibility for the whole mess ... nor has the Obama Regime a clue of what to do. Maybe the EPA would like to order Obama to take over the spill response.
Spill Response Authority
When responding to a spill, many considered the lines of responsibility under the pre-OPA regime to be unclear,33 with too much reliance on spillers to perform proper cleanup.34 OPA strengthened and clarified the federal governments role in oil spill response and cleanup. OPA Section 4201 amended Section 311(c) of the CWA to provide the President (delegated to the USCG or EPA) with three options: perform cleanup immediately (federalize the spill), monitor the response efforts of the spiller, or direct the spillers cleanup activities. The revised response authorities addressed concerns that precious time would be lost while waiting for the spiller to marshall its cleanup forces.
The federal government determines the level of cleanup required. Although the federal government must consult with designated trustees of natural resources and the governor of the state affected by the spill, the decision that cleanup is completed and can be ended rests with the
federal government. States may require further work, but without the support of federal funding.
So why doesn't the EPA demand Obama decide what to use? Mark Levine was on this hot and heavy tonight.
No, they just want the fish and birds to die from oil instead of the dispersant because then they can blame BP.
Another case in point, Jindal has asked for permission to build sand berms between the barrier islands. Whoops, can't do that because it might change the ecological environment. But if oil gets in there then they can blame BP.
Don't get me wrong, I am NOT sticking up for BP. I think this whole mess is the result of the god-awful PC and blame game we have gotten ourselves into during the last 50 years. Notice, nobody is saying "The Buck Stops Here". God help us as we continue to completely ruin all common sense and ambition.
i was once told by a very smart man “if you want to torpedo a manager, do exactly what he says”
same principle applies here. this is a disaster. by telling bp exactly what to do, the EPA is insisting on being held responsible for the results instead of bp.
so be it. 0bama’s ‘green’ epa has as much experience protecting the environment as his homeland security head has protecting us from terrorists.
soon, the entire gulf ‘ocean’ will be dead and epa will declare ‘the system worked’.
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