"Oil companies showered regulators (at the Minerals Management Service) with gifts and favors, and were essentially allowed to conduct their own safety inspections and write their own regulations."
"The minute this proposal for near-beach oil drilling came up, I was against it."
The White House has "refused" international help in dealing with the oil spill.
"Right now every single one of the (oil) companies here today and dozens of others are drilling for free in the Gulf of Mexico on leases that will cost American taxpayers more than $50 billion in lost royalties."
Alex Sink was "the first official who said that BP should pay $25 million for an ad campaign to promote Florida tourism."
"A major part" of the climate change bill sponsored by Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman "was essentially written by BP."
The American Power Act "would cut our dependence on oil in half."
"The Interior Department has only 30 days to review an exploration plan submitted by an oil company. That leaves no time for the appropriate environmental review. The result is, they are continually waived."
The federal government only ordered BP to pay "to do one of those six segments" of sand barriers for Louisiana.
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