Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Has President Pootie Tang done lost his damn mind?
The Obama administration said Monday it will allow 13 companies to resume deepwater drilling without any additional environmental scrutiny, just months after saying it would require strict reviews for new drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill.
The government said it was not breaking its promise to require environmental reviews because the 13 companies — which include Chevron USA Inc. and Shell Offshore Inc., had already started drilling the wells without detailed environmental studies.
It was the absence of a detailed environmental study was cited in the lethal Deepwater Horizon oil explosion in April, 2010. The subsequent explosion killed 11 workers and led to the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.