Doug Ross is reporting that the The Interior Department exempted BP’s calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely…
Well gee, I guess they got that one wrong 🙂
Mr. Ross is also reporting that President Obama was the biggest recipient of BP cash during his run for the Senate and the Presidency.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics… During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
The interior dept exemption is really not that surprising. There have been enough environmental impact studies done in the Gulf of Mexico over the past 30 years that the funding provided for the studies could have funded the Iraq War.
A request for environmental studies is a common card the environuts use to slow down the process and increase the costs for energy, development and progress. Basically, anything they disagree with will result in a request for an environmental study and then be followed by lawsuits to question anything the study may turn up. Just another reason oil is so expensive.
As for the Obama BP support. Is anyone here really surprised?