Insiders Cash In Big, Consumers Pay Big Under New Energy Bill
U.K. Coalition's Energy Policy: We Don't Need Any (Originally posted by my husband on NRO-The Corner)
Cap and scam
U.S. Said to Allow Drilling Without Needed Permits
Under the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Minerals Management Service is required to get permits to allow drilling where it might harm endangered species or marine mammals.The emphasis is mine because all those permission slips were handed out by the Obama administration. How's the rube now?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is partly responsible for protecting endangered species and marine mammals. It has said on repeated occasions that drilling in the gulf affects these animals, but the minerals agency since January 2009 has approved at least three huge lease sales, 103 seismic blasting projects and 346 drilling plans. Agency records also show that permission for those projects and plans was granted without getting the permits required under federal law.