Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama taking credit for what will already be done or what he probably can't do

From the AP's Jennifer Loven in the C-J...

President Barack Obama accused BP of "recklessness" in the first Oval Office address of his presidency Tuesday night and pledged to make the company pay for the massive damage its oil spill has caused to lives, businesses and shorelines.

OK...I don't think they've said they wouldn't pay for the damage.

"Recklessness"? How so, exactly.

2 Comments:

At June 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM , Blogger William Lang said...

BP is accused of being reckless, of not following industry norms in their drilling practices at the Deepwater Horizon site, by the other oil companies that work in the Gulf. But if BP was not reckless, this would imply that deep-water oil production is too dangerous to permit. That would be very unfortunate.

 
At June 17, 2010 at 1:19 PM , Blogger Eric Schansberg said...

Is that recklessness BP's or the contractors? And to what extent are government regulators culpable?

Deep-water seems far more costly than shallow-water oil production. It's unfortunate that we don't have more of the latter.

 

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