This NY Times article talks about how the government is going to require rigorous environmental reviews before it approves any more offshore drilling sites, but who should pay for these reviews- the government or the oil companies?
If the Government pays, that means WE pay. If the companies pay, they might not do a thorough job or exert too much control over the results. What do you think?
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:43 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 5:47 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 6:15 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
GD is correct. Regulation and oversight takes time (money) and money. It's always about the buck-
Skirting the rules and making more money is the name of the game until disaster strikes- it's a fine game of Russian Roulette- and it will never go away.
Answer by Sisteract at 5:54 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by ToriBabe1221 at 6:10 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 6:14 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Reading the article it sounds like the government is doing the right thing. They want to tighten the regulations and not just hand out permits to oil companies. This needs to be done. They also want to raise the oil companies liabilities. If they didn't do that we pay any way. The environmental experts say it's a step in the right direction. I personally don't care who pays this needs to be done for the sake of the environment. We need to care about the future not the right now.
Answer by mommom2000 at 8:45 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by MTM at 6:01 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:09 PM on Aug. 16, 2010