Friday, July 30, 2010

Foxx: We Don't Need No Freakin' Reform of Off-Shore Drilling!

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx this afternoon voted against H.R. 3534, the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) Act, which is the most significant reform of the oil industry in, like, centuries.

The new law would (among other things):
require oil company CEOs to certify that their well designs are safe, that their blowout preventers have redundant systems for all foreseeable blowout scenarios and failure modes, and that the company can promptly control and stop a blowout if the blowout preventer and other well control measures fail.

set minimum standards for blowout preventers.

require that blowout preventers, well designs, and cementing programs and procedures be certified as safe by independent, third-party inspectors.

Who's a tool for the oil industry? Madam Foxx is a tool for the oil industry.

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