How could anyone draw that conclusion? Are Obama’s fingerprints on the rig that blew?
Not directly, but consider this…British Petroleum, BP, contributed $77,000 to candidate Obama over the course of the last twenty years, more than any other political candidate.
Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. Hot Air quotes the Washington Post from an article that appears to have been scrubbed of the following:
A categorical exclusion from the administration of BP’s favorite politician. No quid pro quo there, is there? And there’s certainly no cover up from the MSM, is there?
The Interior Department exempted BP’s calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed environmental impact analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely.
The decision by the department’s Minerals Management Service (MMS) to give BP’s lease at Deepwater Horizon a “categorical exclusion” from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on April 6, 2009 — and BP’s lobbying efforts just 11 days before the explosion to expand those exemptions — show that neither federal regulators nor the company anticipated an accident of the scale of the one unfolding in the gulf.