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Friday, July 30, 2010

Obama's oil spill story begins to crumble....

From the Washington Examiner comes the story of how the Coast Guard failed to follow their own rules and may have contributed to or caused the oil leak.
But in the critical first days after the explosion, the new report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard disregarded its own firefighting policy and might have caused the oil rig to sink -- prompting the leak that resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Evidence unearthed by reporters Aaron Mehta and John Solomon shows the cash-strapped Coast Guard broke its own rules and didn't have a firefighting expert on the scene to oversee the private boats battling the blaze. There's an ongoing investigation to determine if the salt water sprayed on the burning oil rig caused it to sink.
"The question of what caused the platform to collapse into the Gulf ... remains unanswered and could prove vital to ongoing legal proceedings and congressional investigations," the article states. "That is because the riser pipe from which the majority of BP’s oil spewed did not start leaking until after the rig sank.
There's more here:

I'm so glad that incompetent Bush isn't still in charge.....hope and change....smoke and mirrors...

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