I wouldn't be a likely candidate to stick up for Big Oil but there's a first time...and it's here. The performance of the U.S. Congressional commitee and President Obama takes the cake for unbridled gall.
They're behaving as if all oil drilling wasn't by licence of their own hypocritical selves. They make play of anomalies in crisis plans which have been anomalous for many years and which they could have called for and studied any day they pleased. Obama signed a decree allowing massive expansion of coastal drilling just this April.
They failed to notice that 40% of "British Petroleum" ' s dividends are paid to U.S. investment funds.
If BP and the other drillers are delinquent it's because they've been allowed to become so.