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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:49 PM
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Top Democrat drafting plan to deny BP new offshore drilling leases
Source: The Hill


Top Democrat drafting plan to deny BP new offshore drilling leases
By Ben Geman - 06/30/10 07:26 PM ET

Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that hes drafting legislation to deny BP new offshore oil-and-gas leases for up to seven years due to the oil giants pattern of safety and environmental problems.

British Petroleum has a flagrant history of taking risks to boost profits that has resulted in deaths of workers, destruction of the environment, and economic chaos in local communities, Miller said in a prepared statement about BP, which is struggling to contain oil from its blown-out Gulf of Mexico well.

Miller, a top ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), hopes to offer his plan as an amendment to drilling safety legislation under construction in the House Natural Resources Committee. He once headed that panel and currently chairs the Education and Labor Committee.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/106557-mil...
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:01 PM
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1. I can hear the Republicans rehearsing their apologies to Tony Hayward now.
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:09 PM
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2. Or licking their lips at the chance to kiss some greasy BP arse.
They operate simply.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:03 PM
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3. How about we do something really serious, like use another
supplier for our military fuel. That would hurt them a lot more I would think.


I do fully support this idea though as well.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:50 PM
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4. I want the Arctic one stopped.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:21 AM
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5. Will this provent them from subcontracting the work out? nt
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:47 AM
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6. BP should be nationalized and *all* of the profits kept to pay for this until it is paid for. (nt)
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