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An extensive new investigation into the Obama administration’s handling of the BP oil spil disaster reveals that it was government mismanagement, delays, and absence of oversight that allowed the crisis to spiral out of control. In the article "The Spill, the Scandal, and the President" Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson writes QUOTE "Though George W. Bush paved the way for the catastrophe, it was Obama who gave BP the green light to drill." Dickinson explores how Interior Secretary Ken Salazar kept in place the oil industry-friendly environmental guidelines that Bush had implemented and ultimately let BP, an oil company with the worst safety record, to get away with murder.