13 May '11, 8pm

Gulf Residents Say No to Congressional Push for Faster, Dangerous Drilling

Gulf Residents Say No to Congressional Push for Faster, Dangerous Drilling

Sometimes in history there are moments you have to ask yourself; can this really be happening? The fires spreading across the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland, the toxic goo seeping into houses at Love Canal. Each time, the pubic reacted with outrage and politicians got the message. New laws were passed to ensure public health and our environmental resources were better protected. So wouldn't you would think that after the largest oil blowout in US history those lawmakers would be falling over themselves to pass new laws and keep this from happening again? Not this time. Instead we have a tone deaf Congress that seems bent on ignoring recent history, including the fact their constituents are still suffering economic, emotional and physical harm from the oil disaster. Lawmakers in the House rushed through legislation that would not only speed up more offshore oil drilling, but...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/rkistner/gulf_residents...

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