December 6, 2012
Deepwater Horizon: Who's Lying to Congress?
Now that the Justice Department has charged a BP executive, David Rainey, with lying to Congress regarding the flow rate from the BP Macondo 252 well, it makes sense to examine the quality and veracity of the government's own witnesses whom we might expect to be called to testify against him. If the government is to convict Rainey, they will have to prove he was wrong. The Obama Administration's thesis is available in the reports by the president's Oil Spill Commission, which did its work under co-chairmen former Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and William K. Reilly, Founding Partner of Aqua International Partners LP. Their commission issued a "final" report on January 11, 2011 and the chairmen testified as to its contents before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on January 26, 2011. The final transcript of that hearing, along with their answers to the follow-up questions, is available here. The official website for the commission is available here. The first thing to note is...(Read Full Article)