We knew something didn't smell right...
The ill-fated Deepwater Horizon...
Back in May, just after the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe began, The Bliss Index/yours truly - told you in print and on the air that something didn't smell right about a number of issues connected to the Obama Administration's handling of the disaster.
One of the most troubling matters that arose in those dark days following the explosion, blow-out and massive leak was the decision to slap a ban on offshore oil exploration/drilling that was supposedly backed by the consensus of experts in the field.
We now know that the report that led to the moratorium was nothing short of a lie.
According to Politico.com, "The White House rewrote crucial sections of an Interior Department report to suggest an independent group of scientists and engineers supported a six-month ban on offshore oil drilling, the Interior inspector general says in a new report. In the wee hours of the morning of May 27, a staff member to White House energy adviser Carol Browner sent two edited versions of the department report’s executive summary back to Interior. The language had been changed to insinuate the seven-member panel of outside experts – who reviewed a draft of various safety recommendations – endorsed the moratorium, according to the IG report obtained by POLITICO."
Politico continues: "The six-month ban on offshore drilling installed in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill became a major political issue over the summer, as Gulf State lawmakers and industry groups charged the White House with unfairly threatening thousands of jobs."
For all the Obama Administration and its allies say about having "science-based policy," this revelation seems contrary to what they have stated. The truth is that the decision was never based on science but, instead, it was made as part of an agenda that is more interested in outcomes than it is in fact.
From Greenenergyreporter.com: Good for Climate Bill - Carol Browner sees opportunity in crisis...The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could end up being a good thing for the climate bill – or, at least, that’s the storyline that the Obama Administration has started pushing. White House energy czar Carol Browner told Bloomberg this morning that the leaking oil well “is actually heightening people’s interest in energy in this country and in wanting a different energy plan.”