Originally posted by nenothtu
Originally posted by knightoffire
It sickens me every time I drive by a BP station to see every gas pump occupied by someone who either does not know what is going on or simply by
someone who does not care.
I know that it will never happen, but isn't it time for the U.S. government to take over this disaster and its borders and expel BP and take over the
clean up operations?? Just goes to show you......
Whoooa there!You get a story that the government is suspending rights to deal with this problem, and your FIRST RESPONSE is to say "hey, why don't
we just give the government MORE power?"?
WHAT are you using to think with?
Now, with that said, it's not really any secret that I've got no great love for the Obama Regime. In spite of that, I just can't lay this story at
their doorstep yet. I've gone through all the links, and found NONE, not one single link, to the alleged legislation or exec order.
NONE. Not one.
All I've found is circular sites, referring back to each other as proof, and the allegation that CNN reported on this. Sorry. Even if CNN IS
reporting on it, I'm not ready to march on Washington with pitchforks until I see evidence in the form of the law or executive order calling for it.
There was actually no legislation or executive order. The order comes from the U.S. Coast Guard:
COOPER: “the Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response
vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches — 65 feet. Now, in order to get closer, you have to get direct permission from the Coast Guard
captain of the Port of New Orleans."
The Coast Guard has the authority to do this under United States Code 33 USC 1221-1236
§ 1225. Waterfront safety
(a) In general
The Secretary may take such action as is necessary to—
(1) prevent damage to, or the destruction of, any bridge or other structure on or in the navigable waters of the United States, or any land structure
or shore area immediately adjacent to such waters; and
(2) protect the navigable waters and the resources therein from harm resulting from vessel or structure damage, destruction, or loss. Such action may
include, but need not be limited to—
(A) establishing procedures, measures, and standards for the handling, loading, unloading, storage, stowage, and movement on the structure (including
the emergency removal, control, and disposition) of explosives or other dangerous articles and substances, including oil or hazardous material as
those terms are defined in section 2101 of title 46;
(B) prescribing minimum safety equipment requirements for the structure to assure adequate protection from fire, explosion, natural disaster, and
other serious accidents or casualties;
(C) establishing water or waterfront safety zones, or other measures for limited, controlled, or conditional access and activity when necessary for
the protection of any vessel, structure, waters, or shore area; and
(D) establishing procedures for examination to assure compliance with the requirements prescribed under this section.
[edit on 7/4/2010 by this_is_who_we_are]