Lummis on Oil Spill: Administration Could Have Done More

NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.
NASA image taken of the oil spill in late May.

It's been over two months since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and later collapsed into the Gulf of Mexico, causing what is now being considered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. History. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter recently interviewed U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis to get her reaction on what is simply known as the BP oil spill.


BP announced Monday that the costs the company has absorbed from the spill have now reached $2 billion. However, Americans aren't showing any sympathy for the company that when it's all said and done, will be directly responsible for adversely changing the Gulf Region as we have come to know it.

U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis explains what could have been done differently immediately after the disaster occurred.

BP CEO Tony Hayward has at times been his own worst enemy throughout the damage control process, and testimony before Congress last week didn't help his case.

Lummis says that after speaking with several other oil companies, she learned that BP's Deepwater Horizon wasn't your typical offshore oil rig.

Environmental and economical impacts aside, 11 men were killed on the deck of the Deepwater Horizon when the rig exploded on April 20th, 2010.

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On The Phone?!

Well, it looks like Lummis is going to jump on the blame Obama bandwagon. It seems like everyone thinks he needs to build magical islands to block the oil or put on a SCUBA suit and fix it himself. The reality is that this should have never had happened, and if there was a way to fix it, it would have been done by now.

Talking on the phone daily, which she suggests, would still have us in the same position we are today.

To me, the two prior

To me, the two prior comments show just how dysfunctional mainstream politics has become.

Deregulate?

DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!! DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!! DRILL, BABY, DRILL!!!

More?

since BHO did nothing, anything would have been more!