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Planning for Disaster by Ralph Nader June 5, 2010 by CommonDreams.org
When the Executive Branch does not have worst case scenario planning for each kind of energy source-oil, gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar and efficiency-the people are not protected.
Enter the 24/7 oil gusher-leak by BP and Transocean – the rig operator – and the impotence of the federal government to do anything but wait and see if BP can find ways to close off the biggest and growing oil leak in American history. Where is the emergency planning or industry knowhow?
Nobody says that being president is an easy job, even in the best of times. But a President, who can go all out spending hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan in ways that bleed the taxpayers and breed more anti-American fighters, in part to protect Big Oil in the Middle East, better come back home and stop Big Oil’s war here in the Gulf of Mexico. That’s how he’d better start defining “homeland security.” (See Citizen.org for more on BP.)
Ralph Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. His most recent book – and first novel – is, Only The Super Wealthy Can Save Us. His most recent work of non-fiction is The Seventeen Traditions.

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