And now, Number 11: “BP Oil Platform Spill Disaster is CHENEY’S Fault“
I kid you not. It didn’t take long, did it?
The First Post (UK): “Halliburton implicated in BP’s Deepwater oil spill“
The Guardian: “Dick Cheney and the oil spill“
Salon.com: “Who’s to blame for the oil spill? Dick Cheney“
A week ago, the Wall Street Journal published a fair analysis of the safety mechanisms aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, leading off the article with the fact that rig did not have a remote backup “acoustic switch” shutoff mechanism installed on the wellhead. And Halliburton Co., the biggest provider of oilfield services in the US, was responsible for cementing Deepwater Horizon’s drilling hole, a process that involves pumping cement into the sheathing around the over-large drilling hole in order to seal the space between the hole and the wellhead pipe.
So, according to the loony left, Halliburton is solely responsible for the Deepwater Horizon blowout because 1) they are evil, and 2) a drilling platform off the coast of Australia that Halliburton also cemented experienced a blowout last August. What more proof do we need? Also, Dick Cheney’s secret diabolical “energy task force” that met — in secret!! — during Chimpy McHitler’s first
Reich Regime term obviously decided to eliminate all of the offshore drilling platform safety features that they could get away with, just so his Big Oil schmoozing buddies could get bigger payday bonuses. Ah, yes … it all makes perfect sense now.
Two more related stories that should be getting loads of attention from every network and major newspaper, but that sadly do not fit the preferred narrative:
Washington Post: “U.S. exempted BP’s Gulf of Mexico drilling from environmental impact study“
The Interior Department exempted BP’s calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.
The decision by the department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP’s lease at Deepwater Horizon a “categorical exclusion” from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 — and BP’s lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions — show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf.
The Politico: “Obama Biggest Recipient of BP Cash“
While the BP oil geyser pumps millions of gallons of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, President Barack Obama and members of Congress may have to answer for the millions in campaign contributions they’ve taken from the oil and gas giant over the years.
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics … During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.
This shouldn’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention for the last two and a half years.