Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)7/07/2010 5:50:24 pm PDT

re: #509 Bagua

Rather than fit the accident into a deregulation narrative, should we not try to understand what actually went wrong?

I think you’re getting hung up on the word ‘deregulation’, rather than the concept of deregulation. When regulators bypass regulations and grant every exception asked for, it’s functional deregulation. You can say that you have regulations, but if none are enforced, you do not have regulation.

Regulation is an action, not just a bunch of rules on paper. This accident, among other things, showed us that we currently largely have a functionally deregulated system. We need to increase the enforcement of regulations at MMS.

In addition, you are making a very, very strong case for the moratorium.