Monday, May 24, 2010

Oil Agency Ignored Environment to Speed Drilling

"It's a war between the biologists and the engineers," said Thomas A. Campbell, who served as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's general counsel under George H.W. Bush. "They just have a very different worldview, and sometimes the engineers simply don't listen to the biologists."

MMS officials in both Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico have instructed agency scientists to avoid triggering environmental reviews that would delay drilling. Read more at WaPo
This is precisely why libertarian philosophy doesn't fit reality.