Barrasso Speaks Out on Oil Spill

US Senator John Barrasso from Wyoming.
US Senator John Barrasso from Wyoming.

U.S. Senator John Barrasso was our guest on KROE's Public Pulse Thursday morning, and host Kim Love asked him his thoughts on the ongoing oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kim Love said that it's pretty standard for Wyoming's elected officials to complain about over-regulation; he asked Senator Barrasso if he didn't think that the oil spill crisis was a failure of the government to properly regulate the industry. Barrasso responded.

The senator says he's been calling for changes in the Mineral Management Services since 2008, back in the Bush Administration, along with liberal Democrat from Oregon, Ron Wyden, because they both saw that the law as written was not being upheld correctly.

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