CD033: Let’s Deepwater Drill

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

Song: The Oil Spill song by Steve Clark



Congressional Dish summary of H.R. 1613:
The Outer Continental Shelf Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreements Authorization Act

Text of H.R. 1613

Jamie Dupree: The guy who told me that the NDAA is not a funding bill

How ultra-deepwater drilling is done

The Bubba shrimp scene from Forrest Gump

“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

Where is the Western Gap? HR 1613

“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

 

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