Friday, June 11, 2010

"Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson On The Inside Story of How Obama Let The World’s Most Dangerous Oil Company Get Away With Murder" (with audio/video)


Democracy Now! with video and audio:
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.

4 comments:

tgibson said...

It takes all kinds to make a world.............................................................

Faux_Smoke said...

They haven't gotten away with it as of yet... Give it a bit of time and see where things actually go.

Also, do we really need to add fuel to the fire of criticism coming from the right with midterms 5 months away?

With Palin saying shit like, "With [environmentalists'] nonsensical efforts to lock up safer drilling areas, all you're doing is outsourcing energy development, which makes us more controlled by foreign countries, less safe, and less prosperous on a dirtier planet. Your hypocrisy is showing. You're not preventing environmental hazards; you're outsourcing them and making drilling more dangerous. Extreme deep water drilling is not the preferred choice to meet our country's energy needs, but your protests and lawsuits and lies about onshore and shallow water drilling have locked up safer areas. It's catching up with you. The tragic, unprecedented deep water Gulf oil spill proves it.” You might ought to rethink who you're targeting, no offence.

If we lose the midterms, we lose majority and the next 2 years of this administration will be all the more ineffective and worthless.

huntb said...

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Howard Martin said...

Mr. Smoke: There is a risk some potential voters who would normally cast their votes against the "right" will stay home or otherwise disarm themselves politically if it appears The President has neglected to demonstrate his ability to be effective against his political adversaries, including BP.