Obama's Early Achievements Energy and Oil
Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far) » Obama's Achievements Center:
Introduced Oil Spill Recovery Bill to remove oil company liability cap.
Created offshore drilling safety review board.
Created new drilling agency with investigative arm.
Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations and reports.
Ordered $20 billion escrow fund by BP to reimburse lost incomes in Gulf.
Ordered $100 million to compensate those hurt by drilling moratorium.
Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, cutting ties between industry and government.
Mandated new safety rules for offshore drilling.
Opened civil and criminal investigations into Gulf oil spill.
(Congress) Launched investigation into gas drilling practices.
Established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
Amended Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Expanded oil rig workers’ families abilities to sue and recover.
Fined BP subsidiary $5.2 million for false reporting.
(EPA) Barred Texas’ authority to issue refinery operating permits.
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Obama does not parade his achievements. He governs responsibly and lets the chips fall where they may. The GOP has no promise when it comes to governance. The Bush administration was often shabby and politicized. Obama incurs GOP wrath because he regulates where it hurts - just at the point where oil is doing its chronic harm. Vote for President Obama. This is 2008 squared. The sharks are out. Be on your guard and get to the polls. We can win this.
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