Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

Bagua7/07/2010 4:52:53 pm PDT

re: #376 Obdicut

Regulatory failures can equate to lack of regulation. When regulations simply get bypassed, it’s effective deregulation.

Of course, and I could point to thing I believe should be regulated differently. However, all indication are that this is irrelevant to the MC252 blow-out. There was no “de-regulation” that directly applied to the accident. Each step was regulated, examined and approved

In addition, BP simply lied about their ability to deal with spills like this, which is something that’s kind of hard to catch. When corporations are willing to engage in baldface lying, it causes an additional, gigantic challenge for regulators.

That is a separate issue. The inability to deal with the spill did not cause the well to blow out. It should not have happened and we need to take an honest look at the failure points and put aside partisan political games.