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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
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...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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...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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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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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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