Trump rolls back safety rules meant to prevent another Deepwater Horizon spill
May 4, 2019 at 1:17 PM - Views: 44 #62259Spud DemonParticipant
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Doing the math, it would take 610 years for the costs to all companies of complying with the rolled-back regulations to equal BP’s cost of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Officials at the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, a division of the Interior Department that promulgated the rule, said the changes also will save the offshore oil and gas industry nearly a billion dollars over 10 years.
Politicians and conservationists who oppose the rule change are worried about its potential cost to the environment. The Deepwater Horizon disaster poured 4 million barrels of oil — about 200 million gallons — into the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana.
Around the time that the Obama administration finalized the rule in 2016 to guard against another catastrophic spill, BP announced that the accident had cost the company $61.6 billion, more than the value of Ford, Honda or General Motors.
May 4, 2019 at 3:02 PM #62280EnthusiastParticipant
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Considering the threat of climate change this seems like the act of an insane dictator.
I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".
May 4, 2019 at 5:32 PM #62325Ohio BarbarianModerator
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It is. And the insanity has a name: capitalism.
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May 4, 2019 at 4:20 PM #62306David the GnomeParticipant
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It IS the act of a dictator – more of a greedy sociopath than a lunatic though. I’m sure they offered him a lot for yet another betrayal of his Country and of the human race. His sort arent necessarily insane – just utterly selfish and uncaring.
Hmm. Perhaps that is kind of insane, in itself.
May 4, 2019 at 5:29 PM #62323ThouArtThatParticipant
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Why is anyone surprised. To Oligarchs, Corporations and Banks, the role of government is roadblock removal such that ever more wealth can flow to the 1%. As a representative of the 1%, Trump is fulfilling his role to his class and comrades. In other words he is performing beautifully for the 1%.
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May 4, 2019 at 8:48 PM #62381RealityReduxParticipant
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The new swamp loves black gold discharge while sea life remains under assault! Selfish ignorance continues to win.
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