For three months, America watched crude oil surging uncontrolled into the Gulf of Mexico as the result of corruption from politicians bought by Big Oil and incompetence in the drilling process itself. The Deepwater Horizon disaster brought about eleven deaths and the largest unintentional oil spill in world history.
Now, finally, the drill site seems to be finally closed off… just in time for the gusher of greed to open back up again. Already, politicians are beginning to act as if the Deepwater Horizon disaster never happened, and are introducing legislation on Capitol Hill in order to bring dirty oil money flowing to their political allies.
An example is Jo Bonner, who has introduced the Strengthening Our Share Act, H.R. 5945. The purpose of the legislation is plainly all about the money. Its explicit purpose is to make it U.S. law that Gulf Coast states get a bigger share of profits from from offshore drilling.
Is it a surprise that Jo Bonner is from Alabama, a Gulf Coast state?
How much longer before we start hearing the chants of drill baby drill again?