Thursday 27 May 2010

more on edge of deepwater

The current issue of the LRB sees 'industry money and government collusion' behind the oil spill (see blog below). In the current issue of the New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert even turns on Obama:

Obama inherited an Interior Department that he knew to be plagued by corruption, but he allowed the department’s particularly disreputable Minerals Management Service to party on. Last spring, in keeping with its usual custom, the M.M.S. granted BP all sorts of exemptions from environmental regulations.

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