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Gulf Oil Spill: Obama Administration Insists Its Options Are Limited When It Comes To BP

Sam Stein / 05-24-10 05:45 PM


Under heat that it's simply not motivating enough resources to deal with the increasingly catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf, the administration insisted -- yet again but with a bit more vehemence -- on Monday that its options in handling the crisis are limited.

"To push [the responsible party] BP out of the way would raise the question: Replace them with what?" said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad W. Allen when asked why a company that caused the spill and has proved inept at solving it remained in charge.

Allen punctuated his quote with a shrug...

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]



Oh Really???


BP, the OPA, the CWA, the EPA, the USCG, and the Gulf of Mexico
By Gene Lalor


Question: How many Obamian bureaucrats does it take to plug a gushing oil well?

Answer: None, since they won't try.

By now most people have heard of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's graphic comment reminiscent of the Third Reich that the Obama administration "will keep its boot on the throat" of British Petroleum until it plugs the hole 5000 feet down in the Gulf of Mexico and stops the oil gusher.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs thought so highly of that threat that he repeated it the next day, adding "while we [Obama and his administration] do all that is humanly possible to deal with this issue."

It is not the province of BP to conduct the capping of the well nor is it British Petroleum's responsibility to direct the operations of minimizing the spread of the oil slick and the clean-up.

Surely, BP is and will be responsible for the attendant costs and it has already expended upwards of three quarters of a billion dollars in its futile efforts and compensation payments to those affected and I am not denying the responsibility of BP or of Transocean, Ltd for what happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20th and the consequences of that explosion.

However, for almost 20 years, since the passage of the 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA) it has been the duty of the government of the United States to take charge of operations related to oil spills such as Deepwater Horizon.

Enacted following the Exxon-Valdez disaster in Prince William Sound when it was deemed that to make the spillers responsible for dealing with a spill was an absurdity, the OPA was designed to expedite reaction time to such events.

In conjunction with the Clean Water Act, CWA, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, and the U.S. Coast Guard were directed to take charge of spills in our waterways and coastlines.

(That would include the coastlines of the world's seventh ocean, according to Janet Napolitano, the Ocean (Gulf) of Mexico.)

Therefore, when the USCG Commandant Thad W. Allen declared that there was nothing the USCG could do under the law, he was woefully wrong.


(Read: He Was And Is Lying)


Response

Oil spill response authority is determined by the location of the spill: the USCG has response authority in coastal waters, and the EPA covers inland oil spills.

As the primary response authority in coastal waters, the USCG has the ultimate authority to ensure that an oil spill is effectively removed and actions are taken to prevent further discharge from the source.

During response operations, the USCG coordinates the efforts of federal, state, and private parties.

Coast Guard response efforts are supported by NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.

NOAA provides scientific analysis and consultation during oil spill response activities.

[link to epw.senate.gov]

Mark Levin Show - PART 2 - caller "James" survived the Deepwater Horizon explosion





Oil Pollution Act Overview

[link to www.epa.gov]


Oil Pollution Act of 1990

With the enactment of OPA on August 18, 1990, Congress consolidated the existing federal oil spill laws under one program.

The 1990 law expanded the existing liability provisions within the CWA and created new free-standing requirements regarding oil spill prevention and response.

Key OPA provisions are discussed below.

Spill Response Authority

When responding to a spill, many considered the lines of responsibility under the pre-OPA regime to be unclear, 33 with too much reliance on spillers to perform proper cleanup.34

OPA strengthened and clarified the federal government’s role in oil spill response and cleanup. OPA Section 4201 amended Section 311(c) of the CWA to provide the President (delegated to the USCG or EPA) with three options:

Perform cleanup immediately ("federalize” the spill), monitor the response efforts of the spiller, or direct the spiller’s cleanup activities.

The revised response authorities addressed concerns “that precious time would be lost while waiting for the spiller to marshall its cleanup forces.”35

The federal government determines the level of cleanup required.

Although the federal government must consult with designated trustees of natural resources and the governor of the state affected by the spill, the decision that cleanup is completed and can be ended rests with the federal government.



States may require further work, but without the support of federal funding.36

31 A handful of other oil spills followed the Exxon Valdez in 1989 and 1990 (e.g., the Mega Borg spilled 5 million gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico), further spurring congressional action.

32
P.L. 101-380, primarily codified at U.S.C. 2701, et seq.

33
See, for example, Wilkinson, Cynthia et al., “Slick Work: An Analysis of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990,” Journal of Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law, 12 (1992), p. 190.

34
See, Grumbles, Benjamin, and Manley, Joan, “The Oil Pollution Act of 1990: Legislation in the Wake of a Crisis,”
Natural Resources and Environment, 10:2 (1995), p. 38.

35 U.S. Congress, House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, Report accompanying H.R. 1465, Oil Pollution
Prevention, Removal, Liability, and Compensation Act of 1989, 1989, H.Rept. 101-242, Part 2, 101st Cong., 1st sess., p.84.

36
OPA Section 1011.

Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background, Governance, and Issues for Congress Congressional Research Service


National Contingency Plan

OPA expanded the role and breadth of the NCP. The 1990 law established a multi-layered planning and response system to improve preparedness and response to spills in marine
environments.

Among other things, the act also required the President to establish procedures and standards (as part of the NCP) for responding to worst-case oil spill scenarios.38


[link to www.capalphadc.com]

:thenewmarsh:

Oil Spills in U.S. Coastal Waters: Background,
Governance, and Issues for Congress


Jonathan L. Ramseur
Specialist in Environmental Policy
April 30, 2010

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And... the money is allocated to do so:

The Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund:

"Prior to OPA, federal funding for oil spill response was generally considered inadequate, and damage recovery was difficult for private parties.

To help address these issues, Congress established the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF).

Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 12777, the USCG created the National Pollution Funds Center (NPFC) to manage the trust fund in 1991.

The fund may be used for several purposes:

- prompt payment of costs for responding to and removing oil spills;

- payment of the costs incurred by the federal and state trustees of natural resources for assessing the injuries to natural resources caused by an oil spill, and developing and implementing the plans to restore or replace the injured natural resources;

- payment of parties' claims for uncompensated removal costs, and for uncompensated damages (e.g., financial losses of fishermen, hotels, and beachfront businesses);

- payment for the net loss of government revenue, and for increased public services by a state or its political subdivisions; and

- payment of federal administrative and operational costs, including research and development, and $25 million per year for the Coast Guard's operating expenses.

"In 2005, Congress reinstated the 5-cent-per-barrel tax on oil, thus providing a dedicated source of revenue for the trust fund.

In 2006, Congress raised the vessel liability limits, thus requiring the responsible party to pay a greater proportion of the oil spill costs.

In 2008, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA; P.L. 110-343) increased the tax rate to 8 cents per barrel through 2016; in 2017, the rate is scheduled to increase to 9 cents per barrel. The tax terminates at the end of 2017.

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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.
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Fuck obama!
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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.
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hf

I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.
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scrump dump

Fuck obama!
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ewwwww...gross
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(Geez, haters gave you one star?)

This is good info, Scrump. I did not know about the 1990 Oil Pollution Act (OPA).

So, the US GOVERNMENT is legally responsible to oversee the clean up??? Somebody should let them know, as they apparently haven't gotten the memo yet.
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I will repost this if you havent seen it:

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When I saw a thread pinned with only 2 replies, and this with half the first page already pinned, I thought whoa, this had better be good.

This is the nail in the coffin for those inept posers in DC.

great job!
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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.


hf

I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.
 Quoting: ScrumpTheTexan


Keep your partisan politics to yourself. You'd think disaster and catastrophe would make you right wing religitards work together with your mortal enemies just once, but no, you'd rather see the gulf die while you bitch and moan. Narrow minded fuckwits. GFY.

stfu
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.
 Quoting: ScrumpTheTexan

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.
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The problem is the OPA is talking about a oil "SPILL" Like Exxon spilling x amount of oil.

This is a nonstop eruption from under the ocean floor,The government nor BP or Shell etc had any plan in place for an event like this.

And now here we sit watching a bunch of overpaid suits fumble around and lie and double talk etc. to try and make themselves look good while hiding the fact they all screwed this from day one allowing them to drill with exemptions from regulations etc..

Somebody better come up with something beter than mud and junk to stop this shit... It is going to be pretty hard for the government to explain to millions of ppl why they have to leave their home state.
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When I saw a thread pinned with only 2 replies, and this with half the first page already pinned, I thought whoa, this had better be good.

This is the nail in the coffin for those inept posers in DC.

great job!
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thats cause hes on the payroll moran
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.
 Quoting: Evil Twin


You mean like the left had a hard time wrapping their brains around why Bush sat drooling for 7 minutes listening to a goat story on 9/11 after he had been notified of the attack?
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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.


hf

I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.


Keep your partisan politics to yourself. You'd think disaster and catastrophe would make you right wing religitards work together with your mortal enemies just once, but no, you'd rather see the gulf die while you bitch and moan. Narrow minded fuckwits. GFY.

stfu
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 978615

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Lets face it. BP is part owner of Washington D.C.. the london banksters control alot of what happens in washington d.c..

Its all a cover up. LIke everything else the goverment does. Theirs one super rich clicke that controls and runs the world and then theres us slaves. HOpe folks someday figure that out.
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Great read, lots of information! Thank you for the post! hf
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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.


hf

I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.


Keep your partisan politics to yourself. You'd think disaster and catastrophe would make you right wing religitards work together with your mortal enemies just once, but no, you'd rather see the gulf die while you bitch and moan. Narrow minded fuckwits. GFY.

stfu
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that's tyhe stupidest post ever.

Democrats run the whole show and now you can see how big of a nightmare that is.

You're blaming NON democrats for the staggering incompetence of democrats now? They won't let anyone do anything else. It's because they are evil rotten prick assholes,. and you're one of them. if they would step the fuck aside, the adults could come in and fix it.
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Nice work, as usual!

Barry is only hamstrung by his aversion to making decisions.


hf

I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.
 Quoting: ScrumpTheTexan

What about the other requirement pertinent here ?
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Among other things, the act also required the President to establish procedures and standards (as part of the NCP) for responding to worst-case oil spill scenarios.38

He doesn't know what to do, so will transfer the blame to whoever he can.

Meanwhile it's the same old thing in the gulf.

DEATH

+5 for 'ya man
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But they won't because they are the ones that are corporate whores.
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.
 Quoting: Evil Twin


NO one can stop it. And the usa govmernment owned and controlled by BP/london banksters wants the usa govemrfuuck to cover it up so fokls don't come after BP with pitchforks until they can get a war going to push peoples attention onto that.
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You mean like the left had a hard time wrapping their brains around why Bush sat drooling for 7 minutes listening to a goat story on 9/11 after he had been notified of the attack?
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Barry has been drooling for 37 days now.
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Great read, lots of information! Thank you for the post! hf
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ditto
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.
 Quoting: Evil Twin



It's hard to wrap your head around.... I totally agree.

But.... the level of Evil that exists in every facet of our Governmental process is hard to comprehend.... I don't get it.

-Edit-

*Clarity*

I DO get it.... I just don't want to.
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I don't want to know how bad they would fuck it up if they DID take it over.
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Hey Scrump, weren't you a supporter of drill baby drill?
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.


NO one can stop it. And the usa govmernment owned and controlled by BP/london banksters wants the usa govemrfuuck to cover it up so fokls don't come after BP with pitchforks until they can get a war going to push peoples attention onto that.
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the only rational explaination for O to be acting this way, unless he is truly inept(which may be the case), is that louisana is a loss. there is nothing they can do. bad weather will force the daily spew of oil further and further into the wetlands. and the problem is much worse than we can imagine. i only hope they tell us tomorrow what flavor of doom we are dealing with.
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The problem is the OPA is talking about a oil "SPILL" Like Exxon spilling x amount of oil.

This is a nonstop eruption from under the ocean floor,The government nor BP or Shell etc had any plan in place for an event like this.

And now here we sit watching a bunch of overpaid suits fumble around and lie and double talk etc. to try and make themselves look good while hiding the fact they all screwed this from day one allowing them to drill with exemptions from regulations etc..

Somebody better come up with something beter than mud and junk to stop this shit... It is going to be pretty hard for the government to explain to millions of ppl why they have to leave their home state.
 Quoting: Brwnstown



"Spill" is DC minimizing the severity through propaganda.

This is SO much worse than we can imagine right now....

But we'll surely find out.
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I just wonder so much about that Bro... is he???

He has dictatorial powers to take command of this.... but refuses.

You know I can't stand Obama, but I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the concept that he may be intentionally allowing this to be worse than it could be.

I want to believe that he's just an inept narcissist, and not intentionally evil.



It's hard to wrap your head around.... I totally agree.

But.... the level of Evil that exists in every facet of our Governmental process is hard to comprehend.... I don't get it.

-Edit-

*Clarity*

I DO get it.... I just don't want to.
 Quoting: ScrumpTheTexan


Who doesn't know that barry is just a tool for the banksterss. Bush and clinton and regun ect. were as well.

BP is the london banksters. The london banksters are part owners of the usa governfuuck. So the usa goverfuucke is doing eveyrthing they can to protect BP.

Until the elites can get a war going so the moron public can move onto worrying about that.

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