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Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours
Human Events ^ | 06/04/2010 | Connie Hair

Posted on 06/07/2010 2:20:05 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

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,”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: bp; bpoilspill; oilgate; oilspill; ulfofmexico; uscg; washington

1 posted on 06/07/2010 2:20:06 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

That’s not what the log says..


2 posted on 06/07/2010 2:22:44 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

“OBAMA KNEW”

Hillary Clinton proclaimed from the floor of the Senate in February 2002 that “BUSH KNEW” in advance about the 9-11 attacks.

Chickens are coming home to roost.


3 posted on 06/07/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I will say after day two Obama should have known full well the extent of the oil well blowout going by the Coast Guard report.


4 posted on 06/07/2010 2:29:13 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Bad~Rodeo
and the one person RESPONSIBLE for dealing with the crisis... decided to not even acknowledge it for another 16 DAYS

we must hang this around his neck and not let him push the blame to BP

this is not a political issue... not a political failure...

this was the failure to properly manage a situation completely under 0bama's control

this goes to his competence as an executive... or complete lack thereof

5 posted on 06/07/2010 2:29:14 PM PDT by sten
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To: Bad~Rodeo

So ... they FINALLY got their stories straight, logs forged and corrected.

And the Obama Walked on the water and claimed the spill be gone .. and it was gone.

/super sarc


6 posted on 06/07/2010 2:31:18 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Parley Baer

But he chose to go by BP’s assessment instead, one of his campaign contributors I might add


7 posted on 06/07/2010 2:32:56 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

They also knew the Saudi Supertanker mop up operation could have been on site the next day using thousands off local barges, tugs, and other support craft for hire.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 2:33:35 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Obama needs to go.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 2:39:11 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Congressional tesomony shows that BP requested and recieved only hours before the leak an exemption from federal safety regs for capping the well. This is what lead the the explosion.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 2:40:06 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: freekitty

Ditto that, 2012 is too damn far away


11 posted on 06/07/2010 2:46:44 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: stockpirate
exemption from federal safety regs for capping the well

and that's EXACTLY what I've been trying to tell anyone that will listen. BP is NOT trying to STOP the spill, they're trying to contain it in order to recover their costs

12 posted on 06/07/2010 2:50:23 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Transparency? Or, just ole lying to We The People? Lying is nothing new with this Regime.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Re-ditto, think of all the damage from one year, now times that by four, unless dun-durance is exponential.
14 posted on 06/07/2010 2:51:55 PM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

One thing about the Coast Guard - they are massive overachievers. They are a ‘do more with less’ crowd, and they are obsessed with pleasing the political powers that be.

A spill like this would have been on Adm Allen’s radar as it was happening (30 minutes after the USCG knew Horizon was ablaze), and the USCG liasons to Congress, Senate, and the WH would have had their opposite numbers notified within four hours of that - tops.

When Emmanuel and the Cabinet knew is an open question I guess.


15 posted on 06/07/2010 2:52:46 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: sten
and the one person RESPONSIBLE for dealing with the crisis... decided to not even acknowledge it for another 16 DAYS

Now remember, Bush had truck loads of equipment and supplies on the roads, WAITING for Katrina, just outside the suspected devistation area. Those trucks moved AFTER Katrina made landfall east of Louisiana, to help with the devestation there. NOLAs levees didn't break until hours later. Bush urged Blanco BEFORE Katrina hit to evacuate. He urged Blanco to call in the guard, BEFORE Katrina hit. He urged her to apply for federal help BEFORE Katrina hit, to get the ball rolling ASAP.

Bush toured NOLA 14 days after Katrina.

16 posted on 06/07/2010 3:02:56 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

and 2 years prior to Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers recommended their levee’s be re-inforced


17 posted on 06/07/2010 3:10:21 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: mountn man

true... but GWBush was not responsible for dealing with the clean up. that was the responsibility of the mayor, governor, and local leaders.

the year before we had 6 hurricanes come through florida. NOT ONCE did we expect the POTUS to be responsible for the clean up.

it was all a political trap set up to bash GW.

and yes... i believe the dems deliberately kept 20,000 people at the superdome to create the ‘crisis’, while film crews filmed the ‘tragedy’


18 posted on 06/07/2010 3:35:38 PM PDT by sten
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

... “How far is the Old Log Inn?” ...


19 posted on 06/07/2010 3:37:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Move on people this is what is a know fact from mac daddies merry band of plantation slaves, one lie then another and another and another etc..


20 posted on 06/07/2010 3:50:49 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Sacajaweau

But Bush knew too it is all his fault.


21 posted on 06/07/2010 4:14:01 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Obama's Oil

1) Pres_ _ent Obama and Rahm and the DNC gets $$$$$ from BP ............. check
"Obama biggest recipient of BP cash
.. more than $3.5 million…with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama"

"British Petroleum (BP) pumped $71,000 into Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign"

"White House chief tied to BP adviser"

"Top PR firm for BP tied to White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel"

Bombshell expose'. The real money is in the use of dispersements.
NALCO is based in Chicago with subsidiaries in Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia. "

Agencies to Study Dispersant Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Dispersed Oil in the Gulf of Mexico"


2) The secret reasons for the $$$$$ to Obama ............. check
BP oil leak: Fallen Deepwater Horizon was tapping second largest oil deposit in the world"


3) Pres_ _ent Obama exempts BP from normal requirements ......... check
U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study (Obama let it happen)"

Gulf oil spill: BP has a long record of legal, ethical violations "

Federal Regulator Repeatedly Failed to Inspect Deepwater Horizon "

"U.S. exempted BP's Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study"

"Obama admin exempted BP's Gulf drilling from environmental impact study "

"Obama sheltered BP's Deepwater Horizon rig from regulatory requirement"

"Red Flags Were Ignored Aboard Doomed Rig "

"US allowed drilling 'without required permits"

"U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits"


4) Pres_ _ent Obama creates a dangerous, negligent environment before, during, and after the event ......... check

BP's new plan risks worsening oil spill"

Internal Documents Show Early Worries About Safety of Rig"

BP reports warning signs before gulf oil rig explosion"

"Heated Argument on Rig Hours Before Blast ( Deepwater Horizon oil spill )"

"Workers on doomed BP oil rig: Corners were cut to save money"

"BP Used Riskier Method to Seal Oil Well Before Blast"

"U.S. oil drilling regulator ignored experts' red flags on environmental risks"


5) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP, and the DNC begin the obstruction ......... check
“Coast Guard Logs Show Administration Knew Extent of Oil Spill within 24 Hours"

"There Was 'Nobody in Charge' (Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Fire)"

Limited Media Access to Oil Spill"

"McCarthy: Obama hasn't returned call of lawmaker representing district of rig!! "

"Obama sat on sand berm request 2 weeks, still no reply"

"Frustration over sand barriers boils in Louisiana as federal government offers few answers"


6) Pres_ _ent Obama, BP and the DNC begin the coverup ......... check
In their most tenacious effort to control the ‘spin’ on the worst oil spill disaster in the history,
BP has purchased top internet search engine words so they can re-direct people away from real news on the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe."

BP's Photo Blockade of the Gulf Oil Spill"

BP buses in 400 for photo op with Obama

"BP shipped in workers for president's visit"

"Oil Spill - CBS Threatened With Arrest For Filming The Oil Spill (Coast Guard: "This Is BP's Rules."

"Lab Chosen To Test Oil Spill Water & Animal Samples Has Ties To BP"

President Delays Oil Spill Recovery Efforts For San Francisco Fundraiser With Getty Oil Heirs"


7) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama displays utter incompetance (again) ......... check
"Louisianans take oil cleanup in own hands as frustration mounts."

"The President couldn't determine if MMS head Elizabeth Birnbaum was fired or she resigned."

"President Obama Returns to LA to Assess the Oil Crisis"


8) The REAL DEAL: Pres_ _ent Obama destroys America (again) ......... check
"Analysis: Could U.S. Lose 200 Rigs by the End of Summer? "

22 posted on 06/07/2010 4:39:37 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States … shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Diogenesis

Our military needs to take over and kick these BP bastards to the curb


23 posted on 06/07/2010 4:46:41 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

“exemption from federal safety regs for capping the well
and that’s EXACTLY what I’ve been trying to tell anyone that will listen. BP is NOT trying to STOP the spill, they’re trying to contain it in order to recover their costs “

You are correct but my statement says that BP requested a saftey exemption for the concrete plug and it was granted. The well not having the concrete plug is the reason it exploded, it couldn’t contain the back presure of the gas and oil.


24 posted on 06/10/2010 1:46:16 PM PDT by stockpirate ("......When the government fears the people you have liberty." Thomas Jefferson)
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