Tags: US | Gulf | Oil | Spill | Inspections

Senate Dems: Make Oil Industry Pay for Inspections

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 12:56 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Senate Democrats are calling for the Obama administration to improve inspections of deepwater oil rigs such as the one that exploded last month in the Gulf of Mexico.

The blast killed 11 people and spilled millions of gallons of oil.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats urged immediate and enhanced inspections of all offshore drilling rigs and platforms that could pose a significant environmental threat.

The lawmakers said the oil companies should pay for the emergency inspections, not taxpayers.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

Report Questions if Dempsey Should Quit Over Obama's ISIS Strategy

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:57 PM

The Obama administration's strategy of using only airstrikes against the Islamic State is frustrating military leaders,  . . .

FBI Arrests 2 Would-be Ferguson Bomb Suspects

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:05 PM

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved