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The decision by the department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 -- and BP's lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions -- show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf.

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Who would ever have guessed such a thing?

I'm still waiting for the whole sordid truth of this mess to come out, its all well and good screaming BP, how about the regulators?

Someone tell me again how lobbying is a right, an individual one perhaps, but when corporations stick their oily fingers into the system.

This is what you get.

Its all well and good the administration saying "BP" must pay.

How about looking into the sorry mess contained within our agencies?

BP should pay for sure, however some heads in our own system must roll along with the review.

"I'm of the opinion that boosterism breeds complacency and complacency breeds disaster," said Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) on Tuesday. "That, in my opinion, is what happened."

It does indeed, so does contributions to the political system.

Corporations are not people, they are profit machines, and will do anything to maximize returns.

Government officials are either dupes or worse corrupt and too in bed with those they are meant to regulate.

It is time to end corporate corruption, its time the agencies had teeth and the right people running the show.

Its not just oil, Banks, Pharma, Medical Insurance, and Agriculture industries all have lobbies designed to reduce the cost, as usual will will bear the cost of their folly.

Its time to wake the fuck up and gut K Street of its vultures.

Unless of course you like this form of rape and pillage.

I wonder if the whole sorry mess that lead up to this latest environmental disaster will change anything, will any heads roll?

I doubt it very much it will be just another fucking learning experience and a commission appointed to see why it went wrong.

As if we bloody don't know already.

Sheesh

Originally posted to LaFeminista on Wed May 05, 2010 at 06:19 AM PDT.

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