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    They're accepting public comments -- which they may never use or even read. Who knows?

    They're ignoring specific recommendations against the plan by the scientific experts at NOAA.

    They're turning over the "environmental assessments" you mention to the Dept. of the Interior's Minerals Management Service. Interior has a pretty horrendous record on environmental impact assessments, because, well, that's not really their job. Their job is to manage the extraction of resources for economic gain, and often that interest is going to conflict with scientific environmental assessments. So, we can basically expect very little to happen as a result of the assessments.

    There was supposed to be an inter-agency review process, and instead the Obama Administration skipped that and rolled out this announcement.

    So yes, this was rushed through and no this is not how it's supposed to work.

    Starboard Broadside: Firing all guns at the Right since September 2008!

    by Cpt Robespierre on Mon Apr 05, 2010 at 08:45:46 AM PDT

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