14 Apr '11, 6pm

More offshore drilling. Less oversight. That'll work. #oilspill

This Congress has not passed a single piece of legislation to make offshore drilling safer in the wake of the BP oil disaster. Instead, nearly one year after the Deepwater Horizon blowout, the House Natural Resources Committee pushed forward three bills to expand offshore drilling and reduce safeguards. These bills would allow big oil companies to sidestep proper environmental analysis, rush permits and drill virtually anywhere off the U.S. coastline. Have we learned nothing from the largest peacetime oil spill in history? Eleven men died in that disaster. More than 170 million gallons of Louisiana crude spewed into the water, and 1,053 miles of shoreline got oiled . The impacts have been devastating. Gulf Coast fishermen lost $62 million in dockside sales because of the spill, while tourist businesses lost $1.5 billion in earnings . Oil remains in marshes and underwater p...

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