BP gets Gulf oil drilling permit amid 28,000 unmonitored abandoned wells

October 25th, 2011

By Rady Ananda

"Stage Two" of the BP Gulf of Mexico Environmental Disaster

Since BP’s catastrophic Macondo Blowout in the Gulf of Mexico last year, the Obama Administration has granted nearly 300 new drilling permits [1] and shirked plans to plug 3,600 of more than 28,000 abandoned wells, which pose significant threats to the severely damaged sea.

Among those granted new permits for drilling in the Gulf, on Friday Obama granted BP permission to explore for oil in the Gulf, allowing it to bid on new leases that will be sold at auction in December. [Image]

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