Another rig just overturned as well.
Plenty of blame to go around, but it turns out that secret meeting Vice President Richard Bruce Cheney had with oil companies back in 2001, the meeting he would not allow anyone to get answers about, has a big part to play:
An 'acoustic switch' would have prevented this catastrophe - it's a failsafe that shuts the flow of oil off at the source - they cost only about half a million dollars each, and are required in off-shore drilling platforms in most of the world...except for the United States. This was one of the new deregulations devised by Dick Cheney during his secret meetings with the oil industry at the beginning of Bush's first term.
The GOP appears eager to call this "Obama's Katrina," as if that might efface the culpability of their most recent two-term President. It turns out this on that Administration as well -- this one is Dick Cheney's Katrina.
Thanks for leaving all those burning bags of dogshit on President Obama's doorstep, guys.