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    Oil Spill Commission Ignored Mechanical Causes of Spill

    President Obama’s oil spill commission spent six months examining the “root causes” of the Gulf disaster, yet never inspected the failed blowout preventer — the part of the well that could have, as its name suggests, prevented the explosion. At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, the co-chairmen … More

    Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

    Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue that could help close the federal deficit is being lost as a result of President Obama’s anti-drilling agenda. Production in the Gulf of Mexico — which normally accounts for about 30 percent of all U.S. production — is expected to drop this year … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    We are joined by Research Associate Nick Loris and he will be talking about the lack of oil and the rising gas prices. Nick has written extensively about the damaging effect of the drilling moratorium. Come join us with your questions for Nick and learn why gas prices are on … More

    Initial Response to the Oil Spill Commission Report

    President Obama’s seven-person Oil Spill Commission released its long-awaited final report this morning and includes details on the “before, during and after” of the Macondo well explosion that occurred on April 20 last year. The commission’s site also has a “Recommendation for Decision Makers” section that has drawn much of … More

    Surprise! Oil Spill Commission Critical of Government Response

    President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling released four papers discussing several aspects of the federal response, including the use of dispersants and contingency plans for possible future spills. But a large part of the commission’s report and what’s garnering most of the … More

    Obama's Oil Spill Commission Criticizes Offshore Drilling Moratorium

    NEW ORLEANS — In an ironic twist of fate, the chairmen appointed by President Obama to study the impact of the Gulf oil spill turned their attention to Obama’s own offshore drilling moratorium as a significant factor causing economic harm. Commission co-chairman Bob Graham, a former Democratic senator from Florida, … More

    Obama in Wonderland with the Oil Spill Commission

    In its lead editorial yesterday, The Wall Street Journal pointed out the lack of scientific and engineering expertise of President Obama’s appointments to the seven-member “National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling,” as well as the obvious biases of a majority of its members who … More