Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

darthstar7/07/2010 4:44:30 pm PDT

re: #364 Bagua

Read my post above. You are incorrect. They did not “fail to enforce” nor was there any “deregulation” involved. The regulator specifically looked at all the warning signs, dismissed them and approved the actions that directly resulted in the blow up. Looking to blame the GOP or Democrats is misguided and misses the point entirely.

The MMS has sixty case officers to handle 1500+ permit applications, and a 30 day window. There’s no way in hell they can do a decent job of processing that many permits properly.