Democrats block amendment to ensure press access to oil spill

July 15, 2010 07:44

The public may hear no evil see no evil about Obama and the Democrats seems to be the policy of this ‘transparent’ government. If no one can report on the oil spill is it really there?

By: Mark Hemingway at Washington Examiner

Democrats refused to allow a vote today on an amendment introduced today by Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., to ensure press access to the gulf oil spill. Broun’s amendment was a response to numerous reports that government authorities and BP are keeping the press away from areas affected by the spill. The amendment reads as follows:

Except in cases of imminent harm to human life, federal officials shall allow free and open access to the media of oil spill clean up activity occurring on public lands or public shorelines, including the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The amendment was introduced during committee markup of the CLEAR Act, a cap and trade bill being championed by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.


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