As if trying to confirm our assessment of Obama as a Republican, he now believes in Faith as a cornerstone for the nation.
Stephen Lacey reports:
Obama Administration’s Plan For Arctic Offshore Drilling Safety: ‘I Believe There’s Not Going To Be An Oil Spill’
With virtually no infrastructure available to clean up an oil spill in the sensitive Arctic, the Obama Administration is still pushing to get offshore drilling projects developed in the region.
What's the messaging strategy from the Administration? Trust Shell.
Talking to reporters about exploration permits for Arctic waters yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar summed up the Administration's approach: "I believe there's not going to be an oil spill."
Shell has faced more legal prosecutions for safety and environmental transgressions than any other major oil company drilling offshore in the North Sea.
And let's remember, the Arctic is a place where the Coast Guard has warned "if [a spill] were to happen we'd have nothing. We're starting from ground zero today."
Heck, even one of the world's largest insurance pools refuses to back offshore drilling operations in the Arctic, saying the environment is "highly sensitive to damage" and that the risk is "hard to manage."