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Senate Proceeding 05-20-10 on May 20th, 2010 :: 2:15:55 to 2:19:45
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Barbara Boxer

2:15:52 to 2:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: months, it's going to cover up the gulf of know it's in the current on the way to the florida keys. mrs. boxer: would the senator yield? mr. nelson: i thank the senator from califor leadership, the environment for her leadership in getting the truth out. mrs. boxer: i was going to say, first of all, thanks to the

Barbara Boxer

2:15:55 to 2:19:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer

2:16:13 to 2:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: senator from florida. he represents a state that represents beautiful coastline, beautiful ocean, the ability for the fishermen to earn their living, the ability of the tourism industry and the jobs that are related in both of our

Barbara Boxer

2:16:34 to 2:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: and i see senator cantwell on the floor; certainly in her state we know that this risk that is being taken every day -- and i see senator feinstein on the floor. we have the six senators from the west coast come together in an unusual press conference, in an unusual moment to say we

Barbara Boxer

2:16:55 to 2:17:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: don't want to put our coastlines at risk. we can't afford to do it, let alone our moral responsibility to future generations. but what we're seeing here is the limits of the technology, i say to my friend. and i would a him a question

Barbara Boxer

2:17:16 to 2:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: since i must do so according to rules. i know the senator saw the words that b.p. wrote application when they wanted to move forward with this exploratory well, and they said that the chances of a pill were -- of a spill were remote. but even if there would be a spill, they said the technology

Barbara Boxer

2:17:39 to 2:18:00( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: was up to the test. and after the spill, the first thing that they said was "we've never had experience like this in cleaning up they didn't use the word in cleaning up a spill in this deep water. so i say to my friend, doesn't

Barbara Boxer

2:18:01 to 2:18:22( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: this strike him as something the justice department ought to look at, which several of us on the environment committee have asked for. did they in fact tell the t on their did they not? and so i'd ask my friend to respond to that. and one more thing and then i will yield to him.

Barbara Boxer

2:18:23 to 2:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: when we looked at this footage -- and thank you so much. we're a good, strong team on this. it was a good east coast-west coast team, and we got this footage. when you look at that riseer, the technique that's kind of a straw that they say is siphoning off the oil, and they claimed it

Barbara Boxer

2:18:47 to 2:19:09( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: was taking, oh, 1,000 -- i think it was 1,000 barrels a day out. then they said 2,000 barrels a day. now they say it's 3,000 barrels a day. remember, they told us it was 5,000 in toto that was being spilled. now they're claiming 3,000. when we looked at that -- and now the american people can look

Barbara Boxer

2:19:10 to 2:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: at this -- didn't you see what i saw, that it's a fraction of the oil that's being siphoned off? and, in fact, most of the oil is gushing like mad out there, with just a little bit being siphoned off, which would tell you there's a much greater volume than b.p. sai so if i could ask my friend to

Barbara Boxer

2:19:31 to 2:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Boxer: answer t two questions, does he believe the justice departmentught to take a look at these reassurances b.p. gave before they got the permit and then what they said after? and also comment on this whole notion of siphoning off the oil

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