Browsing All posts tagged under »Oil Rig Disaster«

Circumventing Cap And Trade With Another Bad Energy Bill

July 15, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris In the midst of a crisis in the Gulf, some Senators are making a final push to pass energy and climate legislation this year. Senators John Kerry (D–MA) and Joe Lieberman (I–CT) are introducing a scaled-back version of their original cap-and-trade bill but still want to maintain a carbon cap. Senate Majority […]

Reaching Honest Answers On The Oil Spill

July 4, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris Since President Obama took office, there has been very little wiggle room for Members of Congress to reach a bipartisan agreement. This week the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee granted the President’s push for bipartisanship, ironically by creating a bipartisan oil spill commission that would compete with the Administration’s Obama-appointed one. […]

Giant Cleanup Ship Met With Puny Response From Bureaucrats

June 29, 2010 by


By Ernest Istook After our government claimed that we did not need or could not obtain larger ships to skim the Gulf oil spill, a giant-capacity skimming ship has arrived in U.S. waters.  Yet our government has us wondering whether it will permit the ship to join the cleanup effort. The problem is not simply […]

Why Wasn’t BP Better Prepared? The Government

June 25, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris. One of the reoccurring questions surrounding the Gulf oil spill is why there wasn’t better technology in place to cap the leak and contain the slick. Although the rigs are equipped with a blowout preventer, which failed, many are wondering why other preventative mechanisms were not readily available. Technologies that typically take […]

Feds Continue To Block Oil Spill Cleanup

June 24, 2010 by


By Nicolas Loris. If there were ever a time to pull out the Ronald Reagan quote “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help,” it would be here and now with this oil spill. Either no one’s in charge or everyone is. Either way, […]

Golfing Obama Whacks Yachting Hayward

June 21, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt. A shocking look: BP chief Tony Hayward is at the centre of another PR debacle after watching his yacht at a prestigious race around the Isle of Wight. Barack Obama’s spokesman is scathing: White House chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel told the US ABC News it was the latest in “a long line of […]

BP And The Unmitigated Disaster

June 20, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba. The Gulf of Mexico could turn into a giant dead zone if some means cannot be found to staunch the flow of oil and toxic gases emerging from the damaged well beneath the Deepwater Horizon. Industry insiders who understand the engineering of wells are beginning to speak openly among themselves of an […]

$7-A-Gallon Gas?

June 19, 2010 by


By Ben Lieberman. President Obama has a solution to the Gulf oil spill: $7-a-gallon gas. That’s a Harvard University study’s estimate of the per-gallon price of the president’s global-warming agenda. And Obama made clear this week that this agenda is a part of his plan for addressing the Gulf mess. So what does global-warming legislation […]

Heads Should Roll

June 18, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba. The only person who has been fired in the midst of the oil spill fiasco has been the former head of the Minerals Management Service of the Department of the Interior. According to a June 17 editorial in The Wall Street Journal, it is now clear that both the Secretary of the […]

Shut Up, Barack!

June 17, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Does anyone recall the first weeks of Barack Obama’s presidency? He was everywhere on the media all the time. His constant use of TelePrompters became an instant joke, suggesting he could not say anything unless it was scripted. Indeed, listening to him try to speak without them is a painful process of […]

Obama Tries To Oil Out Of The Blame

June 17, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt. Barack Obama tries desperately to link the great oil spill to September 11 – a time of unity. In an interview with online news site Politico, the president said the spill has had a profound effect on the American psyche “in the same way that our view of our vulnerabilities and our […]

And We Know Whose A** Won’t Be Getting Kicked

June 16, 2010 by


By Glenn Foden. Glenn Foden contributes cartoons at NewsBusters and does editorial cartoon work for CNSNews as well as the Business and Media Institute and the Culture and Media Institute. See and Read more Quality Material at NewsBusters

It Doesn’t Matter What Obama Says About The Oil Spill

June 15, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba. It doesn’t matter what President Obama says from the Oval Office Tuesday evening. He can lay out all manner of things that BP must do in the wake of what is shaping up to be a major ecological disaster, but he and Congress are also working to put a cap on BP’s […]

NYT Rips Obama: It Shouldn’t Have Taken So Long To Get Involved In Oil Spill

June 14, 2010 by


By Noel Sheppard. The New York Times editorial board on Sunday absolutely tore Barack Obama apart for his handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “The president cannot plug the leak or magically clean up the fouled Gulf of Mexico. But he and his administration need to do a lot more to […]

Obama Walks On Oil

June 13, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt. Obama has flapped around while an oil slick eight times greater than than of the Exxon Valdez laps his country’s coast. But, as so often, the green groups defend a side rather than a principle: As the greatest environmental catastrophe in U.S. history has played out on Obama’s watch, the environmental movement […]

“Oil Addiction” Lies

June 7, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba. Next to the huge international hoax about global warming allegedly caused by carbon dioxide, the biggest lie being told to Americans these days is that we are “addicted” to oil and that we must convert our economy and society away from its use. The first time I recall hearing this was during […]

Oiled Birds Wanted

May 21, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt Green groups hungry for cash just love those iconic pictures of sea birds covered with oil – the classic image of Nature vs Man. But, as I’ve written recently, oil spills turn out to be less dangerous to wildlife than is usually hyped, even when the spills are as big as the […]

An Important Message from Gov. Bobby Jindal

May 9, 2010 by


Satire by  Shawn Goodwin Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Bobby Jindal and I am proud to be serving as the governor of the great state of Louisiana, although that may seem like an odd statement considering my state’s recent troubles. Take New Orleans, for example. The town is so crime-infested that gangster rappers roll […]

Gulf Oil Spill, Immigration And Government Failure

May 7, 2010 by


By Newt Gingrich The controversies over the Arizona immigration plan and the Obama administration’s response to the oil spill in the Gulf may not seem related, but they have a key common characteristic: both originate in the failure of Washington. They are both part of a rapidly evolving pattern of big government failure that will […]

Politicizing Oil Slicks

May 6, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba Since everything in America is politicized, it is no surprise that on May 3rd, the two New Jersey Senators, Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, along with Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, all Democrats, held a press conference to announced they were introducing legislation “to ensure that oil companies are not allowed off […]

The Oil Leak’s Silver Lining?

May 5, 2010 by


By Frank Gaffney, Jr. It is hard to see anything positive about the offshore drilling debacle that has countless barrels of oil washing ashore in Louisiana, and perhaps soon in other Gulf states. The environmental and economic damage will come at an incalculably high price to a region – and, for that matter, a country […]

Big Oil: A Failure To Communicate

May 4, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba In the movie, “Cool Hand Luke”, the warden of the prison camp explains his harsh treatment saying, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” I was thinking of that in the wake of the BP oil rig disaster because, it has long seemed to me that the oil industry has […]

Convenient Disasters

May 2, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba I am the last person to subscribe to conspiracy theories, but I do find it incredibly convenient for the opponents of offshore (and domestic) drilling for oil that the BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico had an explosion and the subsequent leak. Opponents of coal mining also received a gift […]