In this episode, the House of Representatives tries to approve ultra-deepwater drilling in the “Western Gap”: The middle of the Gulf of Mexico.
Links to Information in This Episode
Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 1613: The Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act
How ultra-deepwater drilling is done
“Gulf oil spill’s effects still has seafood industry nervious” – Craig Pittman, TampaBay.com, April 13, 2013
“Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill” – Matt Smith, CNN, April 29, 2013
“U.S., Mexico Sign Deal on Oil Drilling in Gulf – Tom Fowler, Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2012
Existing leases in the Western Gap area
The Trans Pacific Partnership: The creepy free trade agreement Hillary Clinton promoted as Secretary of State
Representatives Quoted in This Episode
- Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina
- Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington
- Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona
- Rep. Peter DeFazio of Oregon
- Rep. Maxine Waters of California
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