Bush administration reversed Clinton requirement to model deepwater spills by Jed Lewison Share this on Twitter - Bush administration reversed Clinton requirement to model deepwater spills Thu Jun 24, 2010 at 07:00:48 AM PDT If you were developing a plan for responding to an oil spill caused by deepwater offshore drilling, it seems like you should be required to include a model in which you assume that the spill takes place below the surface in deepwater conditions, right?
Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, despite the seemingly obvious nature of that proposition, Federal regulators in the Bush administration eliminated that requirement. Instead of modeling deepwater spills in deepwater conditions, the Minerals Management Service -- the agency charged with regulating offshore drilling -- limited its models to surface spills, allowing the oil industry to develop response plans based on faulty data.
Probably a mistake but one that Obama had much time to correct.
We know that the Gulf was not prepared to deal with this spill. I think that goes back to many different Administrations and the failure of the States to organize to protect themselves and also lobby in Congress for the support they needed.
It is ridiculous to try to blame things on one person when you have a systematic failure to be prepared.
Republican Administrations have in the past cut off funding for projects that they thought were too sciencefictiony like automated highways. That is certainly a pattern.
But we are a nation of States not just a Federal government and States can take matters into their own hands.
After all the fate of the GOM should be most important to the States that border the GOM. Other States have their own concerns.
Planning is something that neither Political Party supports. It costs money and does not gain immediate votes.
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MEANWHILE, folks who buy the message above vote the interests of the top one percent and help to advance this.:
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im afraid to rattle your republican brain, but things do need to be 'rattled'. do you not see where this is all leading to dumbo? America has 5 or 10 years tops and the music stops. you idiots that think we should just keeping running on auto-pilot until the crashes into a mountain need to turn off FOX news and clear your heads. Now the dumbocrats have no answers either, we need to eliminate both parties somehow, but this requires idiots like you all across america to wake the **** up.....not gonna happen is it?