Shep Smith challenged his Fox News colleague Judge Andrew Napolitano Thursday over Napolitano’s apparent defense of BP (h/t Mediaite).
“The oil companies have no choice, Shep, but to rely on what the government tells them,” Napolitano — a libertarian who recently launched a tea party show on Fox Business Network — said. “So on the basis of this erroneous information, the government says: ‘Don’t dig at 500 feet, where Gov. Jindal says you can dig, where you want to dig, where we know you can easily control a spill, dig at 5,000 feet where our environmentalist folks think you should dig.”
“I’m getting kinda grossed out, Judge,” Smith shot back. “You’re blaming the government for this?’ (more…)
BP: History of Deception by Jesse Jackson
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf Coast is now the most massive spill in world history. The negative impact of oil refining operations is being felt not just along the Gulf Coast, but right next door in Whiting, Indiana as well. The BP refinery in Whiting is polluting our air and water, and threatens the ecosystem of the Great Lakes. It is refining oil made from tar sands, one of the dirtiest forms of crude in the world, and is one of the largest polluters along the Great Lakes.
While the eyes of the world are focused on the unmitigated disaster along the Gulf Coast, there is a growing danger right here in Illinois. BP’s planned expansion of its Whiting, IN refinery — already the 6th largest polluter in the greater Chicago area — threatens the clean, cheap, and plentiful Lake Michigan drinking water, one of our region’s greatest natural resources.
As Capitol Hill Blue reported, BP’s attack on the Great Lakes comes in three parts: (more…)