Friday, June 11, 2010

White House, When You Do A News Dump Get Your Stories Straight

Update on: Shocka!! Experts Say White House 'Misrepresented' Views to Justify Drilling Moratorium

FNC: White House Rejects Claim It Skewed Expert Opinion to Justify Drilling Ban
White House energy adviser Carol Browner on Friday rejected accusations from a panel of experts who claim the administration misrepresented their views to justify a six-month ban on offshore drilling in response to the BP oil rig disaster.

The denial came after the experts alleged that the Interior Department modified a report in late May that was used as the basis for the sweeping moratorium on existing drilling and new permits.

Though the report claimed the analysts, picked by the National Academy of Engineering, "peer reviewed" the department's recommendations, the experts say the two paragraphs that called for the moratorium were added only after they signed off on it.

To the contrary, the experts warn that such a moratorium could not only harm the economy but make the situation in the Gulf more dangerous. The April 20 oil rig explosion occurred while the Deepwater Horizon well was being shut down -- a move that is much more dangerous than continuing ongoing drilling, they said.

"A blanket moratorium is not the answer," they wrote in a letter claiming Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar's report "misrepresents" their position. "A blanket moratorium will have the indirect effect of harming thousands of workers and further impact state and local economies suffering from the spill."
Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized to those experts.

BTW, doesn't Obi Ones "Climate Czar" have socialist ties?

Never let a serious a good crisis go to waste, Saul Alinksy's "Rules for Radicals".

Cross posted at the Jawa Report

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