Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Accident, or Criminal Negligence?

The inspection gaps and poor recordkeeping are the latest in a series of questions raised about the agency's oversight of the offshore oil drilling industry. Members of Congress and President Barack Obama have criticized what they call the cozy relationship between regulators and oil companies and have vowed to reform MMS, which both regulates the industry and collects billions in royalties from it.

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Thanks to Deep Sea News.com

1 comment:

Time for Reason said...

This began in the 1980s and culminated in Cheney's secret, closed door meetings with the energy lobby who eventually wrote the current energy bill. It was a greedy accident waiting to happen.

The fact that Obama allowed the minutes of those meetings to remain "secret," after campaigning on a platform of governmental transparency, and his administration continuing the Bush practice of bypassing impact studies and issuing permits under the table, makes him just as guilty.

What makes me even angrier though, is that Obama (yes, I voted for him)has this newly developed "outrage" toward the "coziness" between Big Oil and Government but he has NEVER voiced an outrage between the coziness of Big Coal and government, and more importantly, Big Pharma and Big Wall Street and government. Hell, Wall Street greed almost took down our economy and has created most of the problems that he deals with every day now!!

At last count, 27 members of Obama's economic advisors are former Wall Street executives of the VERY SAME COMPANIES THAT WE BAILED OUT!

Hmm, where is the outrage here Barrack?