How broken is our energy policy? Very broken.When the spill started the Deepwater Horizon was flying the flag of the Marshall Islands.
Why was a rig in US waters flying the flag of the Marshall Islands?
To lessen/skirt US taxes.
If that's not oil in the wounds... the US government was giving this rig a $225,000 PER DAY tax deduction.
How broken is our energy policy? Very broken.
Forget the argument that our country's national security is dependent on foreign oil... our country's national security is dependent on reforming our energy legislation.
Meanwhile, after 74 days more than 80,000,000 gallons have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico. What flag is the spill affecting, the United States of America. Why? Because the Marshall Islands are 6,732 miles away.