Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Environmental Impact Statements on new wells

In an effort to slow down oil drilling, the Obama administration will require a full environmental impact statement to be filed for each new well drilled. Work cannot start until the paperwork is finished. Of course we all know what the environmental impact of an oil well blowout is, it's horrendous. Ixtoc I, and BP have made that abundantly clear. We don't need paperwork to inform us of that. But if we make the paperwork burden heavy enough maybe those pesky oil companies will stop drilling. We can all freeze to death in the dark rather than risk an oil spill.

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