Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

HRH Stanley Sea7/07/2010 5:37:00 pm PDT

re: #491 Bagua

What you are missing is that the regulations were there and the regulator oversaw the process. It was not a lack of regulation but rather a failure to properly regulate. People at the MMS screwed up just as people at BP did. It took both of them to result in this failure. BP could not have made the fatal mistake without approval from the MMS. This is all documented.

So basically the MMS approved the rig and the drilling procedure, therefore they are at fault. Sure, in the big picture. This view then supports the moratorium until the entire regulatory system is reviewed and fixed.

I keep going back to what happened on the rig that caused the explosion. Wasn’t there an argument between the people on the rig about how to proceed? Was an MMS guy involved in the argument?