Amendment Tarnishes CLEAR Act

Posted Tue, Aug 3, 2010 by Anna G to clean energy, CLEAR Act, drilling, gulf of mexico oil spill, House of Representatives, Melancon, obama

The House of Representatives succumbed to the pressure of the oil and gas industry yesterday. 

The CLEAR Act was intended to improve oil spill response and worker safety, provide funding for ocean conservation and more, but it took a turn for the worse when an amendment offered by Rep. Charlie Melancon, (D-LA) passed. 

The amendment overturns President Obama’s deepwater drilling moratorium as long as certain standards are met. 

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