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Feds let Companies Drill without proper permits? Why would they do that?

The federal Minerals Management Service gave permission to BP and dozens of other oil companies to drill in the Gulf of Mexico without first getting required permits from another agency that assesses threats to endangered species — and despite strong warnings from that agency about the impact the drilling was likely to have on the gulf.
Those approvals, federal records show, include one for the well drilled by the Deepwater Horizon rig, which exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and resulting in thousands of barrels of oil spilling into the gulf each day.

The accusation that the minerals agency has ignored risks is also being levied by scientists working for the agency

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/14/us/14agency.html?pagewanted=all

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on May. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (6)
  • It's called corruption
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:32 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Didn't BP donate A LOT of money to Obama's campaign?
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 1:46 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Didn't BP donate A LOT of money to Obama's campaign?


    Obama biggest recipient of BP cash

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:56 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • In an ad, Obama says, "I don’t take money from oil companies. Obama has accepted more than $213,000 from individuals who work for companies in the oil and gas industry and their spouses. Two of Obama's bundlers are top executives at oil companies and are listed on his Web site as raising between $50,000 and $100,000 for the presidential hopeful."


    ~The Obama fanatics actually believe his words over facts and his actions...  Just like Wall Street, Health Care, Fannie and Freddie...  Corrupt indeed.  Enter the liberal free passes, "all politicians are corrupt" crap


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:18 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Geez, grly...you really know how to kill a thread with all of your facts!!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:07 PM on May. 14, 2010

  • Yea... Who da thunk?? Killing threads with facts and asking logical questions of liberals.... Still waiting for them to answer me on a few other threads, too... Pesky facts and logic...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:43 AM on May. 15, 2010

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