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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:16 AM
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Oil Gusher hearing Thread here:
The ex MMS manager contradicts himself, got some rough questioning.

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:39 AM
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1. Short version of what is happening at hearings
From Yahoo news page:

BP PLC told Congress Tuesday its massive Gulf oil spill was caused by the failure of a key safety device made by another company.

In turn, that company says BP was in charge, and that a third company that poured concrete to plug the exploratory well didn't do it right. The third company, which was plugging the well in anticipation of future production, says it was only following BP's plan.

The blame game shot into the open Tuesday as the Senate began a hearing into the oil spill that has been contaminating water in the Gulf of Mexico for three weeks and threatens sensitive marshes and marine life from Louisiana to Texas.

Executives of the three companies, all scheduled to testify before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, are trying to shift responsibility for the environmental crisis to each other, according to prepared testimony.
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:43 AM
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2. Was This Ex-MMS Manager Appointed Under BushCo?.......nt
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:44 AM
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3. I do believe.
Not positive, I will have to check.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:49 AM
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4. His name is...Elmer ...goes by nickname of "Bud"
He had been at MMS for 38 years.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 11:51 AM
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5. ***** Official "Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling" Senate Hearing Thread *****
***** Official "Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling" Senate Hearing Thread *****
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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