Former Minerals Management Service director, Elizabeth Birnbaum,: US ‘on a course to repeat’ Gulf oil spill

In an opinion piece in the New York Times, the former Minerals Management Service director, Elizabeth Birnbaum, says the Obama administration “still has not taken key steps . . . to increase drilling safety.” Birnbaum, who was ousted from her job overseeing offshore drilling just weeks after BP’s Macondo well blew out in the Gulf, penned the op-ed with Jacqueline Savitz, vice president for U.S. oceans at the conservation group Oceana. Read more here NOAA Inaction in the Gulf of Mexico -In her September 21, 2009 twenty-six page response to Lisa Birnbaum, Director of the Mineral Management Service on the Draft Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2010-2015. Ms. Lubchenco Read more here  18:43

  • STRIPEDBASSHOLE

    I can’t open the rest of the Story, but you have my attention when it comes to the most Dangerous Woman on the Planet. Janie quite the move get out of D.C. where you more then likely would encounter Journalist and Activists. How about Fishermen I’m sure you could find a few there in Oregon. What’s that Janie ? SSSsssHHHHhhh

  • Should we be surprised? Really? Do any of you think that President Zero really cares? I rather see O’Bummer picking his NCAA brackets on ESPN then in the White House now. We have a federal government that is not only incompetent, but dangerous to the American public and scaring our friends around the world. As for Janie Baby, it makes you wonder how such an “environmentalist” sleeps at night.