Buchanan demands probe of BP's NEPA waiver
By Juliet Eilperin
The news that the Minerals Management Service exempted BP from conducting a detailed environmental analysis on its disastrous drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico prompted calls for a congressional probe Wednesday.
Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has called on the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to investigate why the Obama administration gave BP a categorical exclusion from conducting the study required under the National Environmental Policy Act at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Referring to the Washington Post article on the matter, Buchanan writes, "Safety regulations are put in place to prevent catastrophes of this nature; circumvention of these standards puts our environment and economy at risk, as evidenced by this massive spill."
Juliet Eilperin| May 5, 2010; 9:18 PM ET Save & Share:
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