05 Jul

NYTimes.com – Agency Agreed That Spill Risk to Wildlife Was ‘Low’

The federal agency charged with protecting endangered species like the brown pelican and the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle signed off on the Minerals Management Service’s conclusion that deepwater drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico posed no significant risk to wildlife, despite evidence that a spill of even moderate size could be disastrous, according to federal documents.

via NYTimes.com – Agency Agreed That Spill Risk to Wildlife Was ‘Low’. How in the world is a moderate spill of crude oil have no “significant” risk to endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico?

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