So long, new deepwater drilling regulations

Yesterday, Democrats in the Senate rejected taking up a new oil spill response bill because of a dispute over who foots the bill for future spill cleanups and more importantly, how much those parties, oil and exploration companies, will pay. The Senate is voting on the bill, vaguely titled „a bill to promote clean energy jobs and oil accountability, and for other purposes” in response to BP’s spill in the Gulf at the Macondo well.