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Coast Guard Logs Show Admin. Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hrs
Human Events ^ | 6/4/2010 | Connie Hair

Posted on 06/03/2010 11:45:21 PM PDT by Qbert

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released documents Thursday night showing the Coast Guard recorded on April 21 -- less than 24 hours after the Deepwater Horizon explosion -- the magnitude of the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. 

“Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout,” the Coast Guard reported in a log of events from the immediate aftermath of the April 20 explosion -- shedding new information on the first days of the disaster.

“These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment,” Issa said upon release of the documents.  “It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesn’t fit the story they want to tell.”

Logs further indicate the Coast Guard recorded the immediate failure of the blowout preventer.

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added.  "Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; deepwaterhorizon; democrats; fail; issa; obama; obamatruthfile; oil; oilspill; slowtorespond
...OMG! Obumbler knew how bad it was, and still did nothing for 12 days?
1 posted on 06/03/2010 11:45:21 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Excellent work from our Coast Guard


2 posted on 06/03/2010 11:47:43 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Nachum

Ping.

And play some golf.

Ping.

And play some ball.

Ping.

And go on vacation.

Ping.


3 posted on 06/03/2010 11:49:54 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Qbert

Yeah, but did anyone get this info to Barry’s bodyman, golf caddy or personal chef? Was Michelle’s 30+ member posse alerted?


4 posted on 06/03/2010 11:50:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Must have been basketball day at the pResidency.
5 posted on 06/04/2010 12:20:42 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Qbert
...OMG! Obumbler knew how bad it was, and still did nothing for 12 days?

He knew how BIG it was, but probably didn't understand how BAD it was because he's too arrogant to admit that he doesn't understand things like geology, oceanography, and oil well drilling and didn't get anyone in there to brief him. "Only 8,000? That's what Michelle spends on clothes, how bad could it be?"

6 posted on 06/04/2010 2:46:50 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: STARWISE; maggief; penelopesire; Liz; hoosiermama; SoCalPol
Our guy Darrell Issa on top of this story too!

"Less than 48 hours after the explosion multiple attempts to activate the blowout preventer had already failed and the Coast Guard knew 8,000 barrels of crude oil spilling into Gulf waters each day was a real possibility," Issa added.

"Americans have a right to be outraged by this spill, by top government officials caught off-guard, and by the facts the White House omitted in explaining what it knew and when it knew it."

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7 posted on 06/04/2010 3:00:41 AM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a disaster this pofs is.


8 posted on 06/04/2010 3:05:14 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: mvpel

They’re saying the well is gushing 1,000,000 gallons/day. Sounds like a lot, but when you realize a large tanker truck holds 9000 gal., the spill becomes 112 tanker trucks per day. Well, I guess that’s not so bad.........NOT!


9 posted on 06/04/2010 3:08:20 AM PDT by CanaGuy (Go Harper!)
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To: Qbert

sure, he needed pictures of dying birds and damaged wetland for this plan to take over EVERYTHING


10 posted on 06/04/2010 3:18:24 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard
sure, he needed pictures of dying birds and damaged wetland for this plan to take over EVERYTHING

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!

You are spot on.

11 posted on 06/04/2010 4:05:14 AM PDT by upstanding
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To: Jet Jaguar
Sometimes you gotta fiddle while Rome burns.
12 posted on 06/04/2010 4:26:07 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

Just caught a shot of Bowrama speaking with Larry King. Is it me or are Bowrama’s ears getting bigger?


13 posted on 06/04/2010 5:03:42 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Qbert
So, why didn't they exercise the pre-approved burn plan to control the oil?

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

14 posted on 06/04/2010 5:06:35 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Qbert; All
OMG! Obumbler knew how bad it was, and still did nothing for 12 days?

Even worse, FTA: Coast Guard logs from April 22 point to the massive fire: “The majority of the oil continues to be mitigated by the fire … use of ROV to shut-in the well has been unsuccessful after several attempts.”

Why not make sure it just kept coming to the surface and burning off???

15 posted on 06/04/2010 5:20:41 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: onyx; Liz

” “These documents raise new questions about whether the White House was slow to respond to an incident that was quickly recognized by the Coast Guard as a potentially catastrophic threat to the environment,” Issa said upon release of the documents. “It appears as if this administration would rather tell a half-truth if the full-truth doesn’t fit the story they want to tell.” “

Go Issa!!


16 posted on 06/04/2010 5:46:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping

and sing “Hey Jude” with an over-the-hill- leftist rock star.


17 posted on 06/04/2010 5:48:23 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Munz; JustPiper; Smokin' Joe; Rushmore Rocks; mojitojoe; Alamo-Girl; ExTexasRedhead; Cindy

PING! He’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.


18 posted on 06/04/2010 6:06:09 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Larousse2

Thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 06/04/2010 6:09:47 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Qbert

There were two reports yesterday I was looking for a followup on.

1. The shear was the first piece of equipment made ready and BP wanted that first and the administration did not let them use it until other methods used first.

The burning of the oil floating to get rid of it was stopped by environmentalist they said it would cause too much air pollution.

Anyone have an update on those? Thanks.


20 posted on 06/04/2010 6:12:14 AM PDT by edcoil (Kingdoms have never survived. Don't let any new ones be formed.)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re welcome!


21 posted on 06/04/2010 6:13:11 AM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Qbert

22 posted on 06/04/2010 6:20:53 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: N. Theknow

bump


23 posted on 06/04/2010 6:23:50 AM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: onyx

I wish Issa could be our next AG when we win back the WH but someone said he isn’t even a lawyer. He would have made a good one.


24 posted on 06/04/2010 6:25:41 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: mvpel
He knew how BIG it was, but probably didn't care understand how BAD it was

The oil spill fit his agenda to help destroy this country.

Wake up America, our greatest enemy is in OUR White House.

25 posted on 06/04/2010 6:33:17 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: onyx

From the link:

“However, Shapiro told The New York Times that the White House timeline included a disclaimer at the bottom saying it was not meant to be comprehensive”

How Clintonian...(eye roll). This administration is stuck on stupid! This is what happens when left wing lawyers are in control!

http://www.publicintegrity.org/articles/entry/2123/


26 posted on 06/04/2010 6:44:51 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: Qbert
No, the headline is a bold lie. The log entry "Potential environmental threat is 700,000 gallons of diesel on board the Deepwater Horizon and estimated potential of 8,000 barrels per day of crude oil, if the well were to completely blowout.” means they knew of the maximum well flow capacity as companies report them.

That's meaningless, because at the time they did NOT know that the well had completely blow out, nor how damaged the shutoff mechanisms were.

Stick to facts. avoid hysteria, and never panic.

27 posted on 06/04/2010 6:45:20 AM PDT by bvw
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To: edcoil

I don’t know but it would fit the Jimmuh Cahtuh redux sick rotten and failure-inducing micro-management model Team Tyranny under Usurper Obama uses.


28 posted on 06/04/2010 6:47:47 AM PDT by bvw
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To: CanaGuy
That's over 23800 BOPD (about 3785 'cubes', for you metric types out there).

Seems unlikely to me, but if it is, they have one heck of a find, there.

29 posted on 06/04/2010 8:41:50 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Qbert; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping


30 posted on 06/04/2010 9:47:49 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: onyx

San Diego’s Darrell Issa is on just about every piece of dirt from Obama and his Adm. and not letting up.


31 posted on 06/04/2010 11:49:01 AM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Qbert
Obama has:

1) never run anything,

2) never fixed anything.

He would not be qualified to be a clerk at a 7-11.

You think 7-11 would hire a “community organizer”?

No frick’n way. They don't want trouble in their stores.

32 posted on 06/04/2010 12:01:02 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: edcoil

I heard cutting the riser and using current desigh top hat was first choice but axed by administration due to increased flow after pipe cut(prior to capping)

I want to know how much interference “engineering” this admin has done causing BP to use less than desirable methods.
Seems to me all input from the admin/Obozo has delayed fixes and made situation worse.
Any links, references appreciated.


33 posted on 06/04/2010 12:14:39 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Qbert

24 hours after the oil rig collapse and the deaths of 11 oil workers-Barry welcomed the US Olympic team to the White House,
Within 48 hrs Biden was on The View and Barry was on Wall Street slamming Wall Street.
Barry also met the Shuttle crew and made Earth Day remarks.
Within 72 hours Barry and Michelle were in Asheville , North Carolina for a vacation.

” President Obama and First Lady Michelle became honorary Ashevillians during a romantic spring getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Their vacation itinerary was filled with Asheville hallmarks: natural adventures, rich history,
scenic beauty, farm fresh cuisine and rejuvenation.”

“On day two of their romantic getaway,
the Obamas made ample use of Grove Park’s rolling Donald Ross-designed golf course and sports complex.
While the President hit the links with some close friends,
the First Lady had a tennis lesson at the Grove Park Inn Sports Complex.

It is also rumored that the President played some basketball before joining his wife at The Spa, a 43,000 square-foot subterranean facility
complete with mineral pools, massaging waterfall pools, sauna,
exhilarating
hot-cold plunge pools and an eucalyptus-infused steam room. “

” The President and First Lady enjoyed corn and crab chowder with fresh cilantro and corn-fried oysters with arugula,
tomatoes and mustard drizzle,
and the presidential sweet tooth was
satisfied with peanut butter banana soufflé with chocolate and white sauce, and forest berry sorbet from Asheville’s Ultimate Ice Cream
(known for slow food ice cream flavors using local ingredients).”

” To wrap up their weekend of relaxation, the Obamas had a delectable Sunday Brunch delivered to their suite at Grove Park Inn.”

The rest of their nauseating vaca is here http://www.exploreasheville.com/what-to-do/romantic-getaways/vacation-like-president-obama/index.aspx

Containing the spewing oil and thinking about 11 dead oil workers and their families was obviously not on Barry’s agenda.
The only water he contemplated was at the spa and the only oil he thought about was the fried food in their fancy dinners.


34 posted on 06/04/2010 6:24:57 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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