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Obama Criticized for Role in BP Oil Spill
A Democrat in the White House has never led to Rolling Stone laying off the executive branch. ?Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings — yet the administration had ignored them,? RS's Tim Dickinson wrote in Issue 1107. ?Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency's culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP — a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company — with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years." Read "The Spill, The Scandal and The President" from Issue 1107 in All Access now.
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