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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Daily Kos: BP Oil Platform Spill Disaster is CHENEY'S Fault UPDATED

BP Oil Platform Spill Disaster is CHENEY'S Fault UPDATED

Mike Papantonio, an environmental lawyer on the Ed Show just now: An 'acoustic switch' would have prevented this catastrophe -- it's a failsafe that shuts the flow of oil off at the source -- they cost only about half a million dollars each, and are required in off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the United States. This was one of the new deregulations devised by Dick Cheney during his secret meetings with the oil industry at the beginning of Bush's first term.

(Will try to post Ed Show clip when it becomes available.)

UPDATE 4: Here's a link to the video of Papantino on the Ed Show -- go to the 5 minute mark:
Thanks, DICK.

Mr. Papantonio said he is amazed that this part of the story hasn't been reported yet -- that it's really the key to the whole thing -- that it's yet another classic example of Bush/Cheney Era deregulation wreaking havoc on the planet.

Many thanks to Ed Schultz for shining light on this. I'd say it's high time we brought Richard Cheney to justice. Cheers.


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