Obama Administration Plays Politics–Again

From the Washington Times, by Kara Rowland:

Gulf State lawmakers are accusing the Obama administration of putting politics above science after a government watchdog said Interior Department officials misled the public by altering a report to suggest that a group of outside scientists supported a blanket ban on deepwater drilling.

The administration maintains that the flap is the result of rushed editing and nothing more. However, members of Congress from the Gulf region, already incensed over what they described as a heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all reaction to the BP oil spill, are crying foul.

“This was not an accident at all. It was a deliberate attempt to use the prestige of the scientists to support their political decision,” said Rep. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, one of several Republicans who this summer requested an investigation into the moratorium by the Interior Department’s inspector general.

Read the rest here: Anger Overflows on Drilling Halt Report



4 Responses to “Obama Administration Plays Politics–Again”

  1. Teeing it Up: A Round at the LINKS SENTRY JOURNAL | SENTRY JOURNAL Says:

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  2. John Carey Says:

    We will be making some major changes soon. Leaving blogger within the next month or so. We will make sure you get the new link.

  3. John Carey Says:

    I linked to this post in my Sunday Teeing it Up! Have a great Sunday.

    • thomasjeffersonclubblog Says:

      Thanks for the mention, John. We try to comment on your blog from time to time, but Blogger makes it darned near impossible.

      TJC blog staff.

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