BP Disaster Is Cheney’s Katrina, Lefton, Rebecca , Center for American Progress, (2010)



President Bush delivers his 2006 State of the Union address, where he famously stated that “America is addicted to oil.” AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Rebecca Lefton includes a timeline: 2001-2008 of the Bush Presidency's corrupt energy policy.

BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is without a doubt former Vice President Dick Cheney’s Katrina. President George W. Bush and Cheney consistently catered to Big Oil and other special interests to undercut renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives that would set the United States on a more secure clean energy path.

Oil companies raked in record profits while benefitting from policies they wrote for themselves. These energy policies did nothing for our national security and left consumers to pay the price at the pump and on their energy bills, which rose more than $1,100 during the Bush administration.

See: The Bill From Bush’s Broken Energy System

Read also: The Prelude to Cheney's Katrina by Joshua Dorner