Remember those oil rigs that President Barack Obama assured the public do not cause spills in opening up the East Coast to drilling? Another one appears to be leaking. The Ocean Saratoga is not far from the Deepwater Horizon and it has not been disclosed how serious the ongoing leak is.
Despite the unprecedented disaster caused by the BP spill and this ongoing leak, the White House has still not agreed to keep the long-standing moratorium on such drilling. Rather, he has only promised to freeze new drilling while new safety measures are studied. In the meantime, members are demanding immediate resumption of drilling.
Federal officials have declined to comment on the new leak, which was reported by Skytruth on May 15. In a May 17 press conference, U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Mary Landry said that she was unaware there was another drilling rig leaking oil in the Gulf.
The rig is owned by Diamond Offshore and the well owner is Taylor Energy Co.. Both companies refused comment.
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