Issa’s Report on Oil Spill Management
Rep. Issa has just turned in the report for the Committe on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the response of the current administration to the oil spill. Connect to the link for the report here.
The title of the report is shown below:
How the White House Public Relations Campaign on
the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up
Frontline Accounts of Oil Spill Differ from Official Account on Key Points
U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
July 1, 2010
The title pretty much so sums it up, doesn’t it?
On the first page of the report is the following statement made by President Obama:
I also want to stress that we are working closely with the Gulf states
and local communities to help every American affected by this crisis.
Let me be clear: BP is responsible for this leak; BP will be paying the
bill. But as President of the United States, I’m going to spare no effort
to respond to this crisis for as long as it continues. And we will spare
no resource to clean up whatever damage is caused. And while there
will be time to fully investigate what happened on that rig and hold
responsible parties accountable, our focus now is on a fully
coordinated, relentless response effort to stop the leak and prevent
more damage to the Gulf.
– President Barack Obama, May 2, 2010.
Unfortunately for President Obama, the government’s own websites and the word from the people on the ground who were interviewed for Rep. Issa’s report don’t jive. Not even close.
I suppose it is possible that the information on those government websites could suddenly change, but I’ve included the links I could find on short notice for those inquiring minds (like my own) who want to see what kinds of discrepancies exist on this one.
The EPA’s link to gulf oil spill management is here.
The GCN link tracking research ships is here.
The Deepwater Horizon Response website link is here.
The GEOPlatform link is here.
I’m going to play “connect-the-dots” for a while. Regarding the Oil Spill, of course.