Analysis may delay Gulf oil lease sale
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"Isolated by a virtually self-regulated industry enabled by federal policy and a petroleum-hungry populace, Freudenburg and Gramling argue, the decision-makers at BP failed to make an honest assessment of the risks involved with drilling six miles below the earth's surface. They continually cut corners to save time and money, pleasing shareholders but putting an entire ecosystem at risk, not to mention an economy dependent on that ecosystem and the lives of the eleven workers who died in the explosion."
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