One might think that after the ecological apocalypse that British Petroleum visited upon the Gulf of Mexico and surrounding environs with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in April 2010, BP might harbor a healthy sense of shame about returning to that scarred region. Yeah, no.
President Obama told a gathering of tribal leaders at a rare Interior Department summit that he intended to devote more time and attention to the concerns of American Indians. In closing, he also addressed the Thursday shooting at Fort Hood.
On the heels of Exxon Mobil’s record-setting $10-billion quarterly profit, the “federal government is on the verge of one of the biggest giveaways of oil and gas in American history, worth an estimated $7 billion over five years.”
It’s nice being an oil baron when two oilmen head the government.