GOP Blocks Hike on Oil Spill Liability Cap (Again)

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Last week it was Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) who blocked legislation to hike the oil industry’s liability for economic damages following spills. Today, it was Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) doing the same.

“We need to increase the caps,” Inhofe said on the Senate floor this morning. “[But] we don’t know just how high that should be.”

Meanwhile, as BP executives are downplaying the threat posed by the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, thousands of barrels of oil and gas continue to gush from the damaged well head — though no one seems to know the true number.

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The BRAD BLOG : 'Green News Report' - May 18, 2010
Pingback posted May 18, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

[...] GOP's Inhofe Blocks Hike on Oil Spill Liability Cap (Again) (Washington Independent) [...]


strangely_enough
Comment posted May 18, 2010 @ 6:08 pm

Won't somebody please think of the children, er, profits?!


ajm8127
Comment posted May 18, 2010 @ 6:16 pm

What we should be capping is the number of terms for members of Congress.


Brad
Comment posted May 19, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

What about the 11 people that died???
What should the cap on the liability to their familys be huh???


don davis
Comment posted May 19, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

WHAT THE HECK DO YOU EXPECT – Murkowski is from the great state of Palin and Inhofe is from the armpit of the nation – he doesn't now s—. How about no cap – as much as it takes!!


Melody cavan
Comment posted May 19, 2010 @ 6:10 pm

I can not believe that, there has been no mention that, for at least a month on u tube there is a vidio of two cowboys who have solved the oil spill clean up problem and no one in washington is doing anything about it! lets just keep dumping poison in the ocean and see where that goes! Come on government officials, get you heads out of your hynnies before it too late!

Yours Truely!

Mother Nature!


Fed UP
Comment posted May 19, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

What we should be doing is get rid of those 41 Republican Senators who are holding our country hostage.


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[...] in the Senate by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), which has been brought to the Senate floor only to be blocked multiple times, first by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and then by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK). « Event [...]


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[...] cap for BP and other oil companies. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have repeatedly prevented the bill to lift the cap from reaching the floor of the Senate for [...]


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[...] cap for BP and other oil companies. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) have repeatedly prevented the bill to lift the cap from reaching the floor of the Senate for [...]


Zwrot podatku z Anglii
Comment posted September 4, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

great article and the entire page. Lots of interesting information – keep it on


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