New GOP Science Committee Chair Praises BP Oil Spill

Posted by | December 27, 2010 11:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the new Chair of the House Science and Technology Committee, besides being skeptical of climate change research, loves fossil fuels and was enthralled by the BP oil spill.

“As we saw that thing bubbling out, blossoming out – all that energy, every minute of every hour of every day of every week – that was tremendous to me,” he said. “That we could deliver that kind of energy out there – even on an explosion.”

Think Progress properly contrasts that with the description in an extensive new report in the New York Times.

“Dazed and battered survivors, half-naked and dripping in highly combustible gas, crawled inch by inch in pitch darkness, willing themselves to the lifeboat deck. . . . Crew members, certain they were about to be cooked alive, scrambled into enclosed lifeboats for shelter, only to find them like smoke-filled ovens.”

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