BP Exec Five Months Ago: Off-Shore Drilling “Safe And Protective Of The Environment”
BP and other oil companies opposed stricter rules focusing on safety and the environment, saying voluntary compliance was sufficient. BP America’s VP of Gulf of Mexico exploration, David Rainey, testified in November at a Senate hearing on offshore oil drilling. He claimed that drilling was both “safe and protective of the environment.”
(h/t Think Progress)
I think we should remember that scientific knowledge is always moving forward. And actually using the best available and the most up-to-date scientific information is part of the current regulatory system. And it supports the OCS leasing, exploration, and development program. And I think we need to remember that OCS has been going on for the last 50 years, and it has been going on in a way that is both safe and protective of the environment.
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