Dan Riehl brought to light an interesting piece of trivia related to the offshore drilling rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. It appears the blame for this event, one of history’s worst environmental disasters, can’t be shuffled off to President George W. Bush.
That’s right! It seems the initial exploration plan for the British Petroleum-owned Macondo prospect was, according to the folks at OffshoreTechnology.com, approved by the folks at the Minerals Management Service in March 2009. MMS falls under the supervision of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and, by working your way up the federal food chain, the approval authority lands squarely on the desk of President Barack Obama.
Dan writes: Obama said his administration was going to do something with the oceans, as I recall. I didn’t think he meant destroy them. heh! Read the rest of his fine piece by clicking here or on the graphic above.