The main point of posting the article is to point out the hypocrisy of the media, the Congress, and the Obama administration ("most ethical in history" when major campaign donors bypass regulations, "greenest administration" when environmental impact statements are ignored or changed to allow the companies to drill.)
Expanding our offshore drilling to reduce our dependency on foreign oil is important, but there needs to be some regulation. Possibly the worst oil spill in US history happened on Obama's watch, his administration's response was hesistant and tepid, and it happens to involve companies that made big donations to Obama's campaign. This administration needs to come under the same scrutiny as Bush's did after Hurrican Katrina.
posted on 05/14/2010 11:41:15 AM PDT
(If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
the worst oil spill in US history happened on Obama's watch, his administration's response was hesistant and tepid, and it happens to involve companies that made big donations to Obama's campaign.
I agree with your comments, they are right on the money.
My comments of course were directed at the writer of the piece, against the idea that a failure in the mudding process would have been prevented by yet another permit.
After watching O nationalize the car companies and the banks, it won't surprise me to see him move to nationalize the oil industry. This crisis, as badly as he has handled it, may in the end be the crisis he needs.
posted on 05/14/2010 2:02:52 PM PDT
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