Skip to comments.Bush gave Deep Water Horizon 6 citations for safety violations- Obama gave it Awards.
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:13:12 PM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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.
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Mods, can we please move this to Breaking News?
(Nana shakes head and sighs)
Ah....they already knew this...thus the lame ass attempt to hang it on Bush/cheney...
Arianna Huffington’s head will explode! It’s not 1000% Bush’s fault!
This means that Obama can now whip his own A$$?
Barry has a headache tonight trying to find a fallguy...
If this gets out people will start blaming Obama for the leak and begin questioning BP’s contributions to his evil empire!
Na, just funnin’ ya.
Hatemonger! It’s not fair.
But Arianna Huffington said the spill was 1,000 percent Bush/Cheney’s fault.
Get some help from Breitbart.
It’s still Bush’s Fault. /sarc
“”but the Obama Administration gave it a safety award last year””
I don’t see anything in the entire article about an award being given to Deep Water Horizon -obama’s name is mentioned once and that was his criticism of the “cozy” relationship” with the oil industry.
Where is the info on the safety award?
I hate liberals. I feel like our sarcasms exist as "truths" on other websites.
Kicking Ass my foot...Kiss Ass is more like it.
Now, withdraw the moratorium before the USA becomes a 3rd world country.
The MMS(Mineral Management Service) under Obama gave the Horizon a safety award last year.
Can someone send this to drudge?
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