TV News LIES

Friday, Oct 24th

Last update05:59:50 AM GMT

You are here News Energy Obama overlooked key points in giving OK to offshore drilling

Obama overlooked key points in giving OK to offshore drilling

E-mail Print PDF

Obama overlooked key points in giving OK to offshore drillingWeeks before the world had ever heard of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, President Barack Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House poring over maps of oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere.

Satisfied that he knew all he needed to know and confident that it was safe, he decided to propose expanded offshore drilling. "This is not a decision that I've made lightly," he said when he unveiled his proposal on March 31.

"Oil rigs today generally don't cause spills," he added two days later. "They are technologically very advanced. Even during Katrina, the spills didn't come from the oil rigs, they came from the refineries onshore." On April 20, the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, setting off the largest oil spill in U.S. history. It drove Obama to freeze the proposal he'd just made.

An in-depth review by McClatchy reveals how Obama reached that initial decision to expand offshore drilling _ and why he failed to get information that might have led him instead to delay or oppose it and perhaps even raise questions about the deepwater drilling that was already under way.

Obama did roll back some of the offshore drilling that the George W. Bush administration had approved on Bush's last day in office. However, Obama never challenged the Bush era's fundamental faith in the oil industry or its ability to clean up a massive spill. Instead, he embraced expanded offshore drilling, in part to win Republican support for broader legislation to curb climate change.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


South Korea shuts down nuclear reactor after crack discovered

S Korea nuclear reacgtor shutSouth Korea shut down one of its nuclear reactors Friday after a crack was detected in...

U.S. opens Gulf acreage to energy companies

new energy leases in GulfMore than 20 million acres off the coast of Texas were opened up for bidding for...

Canada's First Nations people seek to 'evict' energy companies

First Nation landA freight railroad operated by the Canadian National Railway stretches approximately 3,000 miles from Halifax in...

Why birds are igniting in midair over Calif.

Birds igniting mid airA cutting-edge solar technology in California's Mojave Desert may have a bit too much cut. Wildlife...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!