28 Jan '15, 1pm

#Obama Administration Proposes Opening #Atlantic Coast to Offshore #Drilling by @PalmerBrian @ecowatch…

#Obama Administration Proposes Opening #Atlantic Coast to Offshore #Drilling by @PalmerBrian @ecowatch…

So far he and Congress have come up seriously short. Elizabeth Birnbaum, who oversaw government regulation of the offshore drilling industry at the time of the Gulf spill, wrote in April that she “would never have imagined so little action would be taken to prevent something like this from happening again.” According to Birnbaum, the administration hasn’t even implemented most of the recommendations by its own experts to prevent future disasters. Even the regulation of blowout preventers—the failsafe that is supposed to avert a massive spill when everything else goes wrong—has changed very little since the Deepwater Horizon’s floundered

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/01/28/obama-open-atlantic-coast-...

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