Bush gave Deep Water Horizon 6 citations for safety violations- Obama gave it Awards.

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    I thought I would put the Bush Administrations action against Deep Water Horizon out to see. It was Obama who gave it a Safety Award and his MMS team inspected the rig 10 days before the accident and gave it permission to proceed with the production.






    In a stunning AP story, it has been learned that the Bush Administration cited the Deep Water Horizon (The oil rig that sank after an oil well it dug in the Gulf of Mexico exploded) for six safety violations in less than five years beginning in 2002, but the Obama Administration gave it a safety award last year. Here is a key passage in the AP story:


    A summary of the inspection history that the MMS officials provided AP said the Deepwater Horizon received six "incidents of noncompliance" — the agency's term for citations.

    The most serious occurred July 16, 2002, when the rig was shut down because required pressure tests had not been conducted on parts of the rig's blowout preventer — the device that was supposed to stop oil from gushing out if drilling operations experienced problems.

    That citation was "major," said Arnold, who characterized the overall safety record related by MMS as strong.

    A citation on Sept. 19, 2002, also involved the blowout preventer. The inspector issued a warning because "problems or irregularities observed during the testing of BOP system and actions taken to remedy such problems or irregularities are not recorded in the driller's report or referenced documents."

    During his Senate testimony last week, Transocean CEO Steven Newman said the blowout preventer was modified in 2005.

    According to MMS officials, the four other citations were:

    • Two on May 16, 2002, for not conducting well control drills as required and not performing "all operations in a safe and workmanlike manner."

    • One on Aug. 6, 2003, for discharging pollutants into the Gulf.

    • One on March 20, 2007, which prompted inspectors to shut down some machinery because of improper electrical grounding.

    You can read the full story here.
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    Wow...this should make some people want to kick somebody's presidential ass......
     
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    Wow.

    Another kick in the junk against Obama...
     
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    Tea Party Ted likes to set the record straight when it comes to the Usurper.
     
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    Intriguing.
     
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    Kick in the junk??? That's AWESOME!!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Just more evidence (as if we hadn't already reached saturation) that this moron is in WAY over his head.
     
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    I nominate this for thread of the day.

    This story deserves the top spot for the rest of the week.

    Good Lord Barry - what are you doing to this country?????
     
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    I think I can hear the left forming a deflection already.
     
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    Indeed
     

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