Besides, is this really the best time to talk about easing regulations on oil companies?
Commissioners Hanson, Johnson, Kolbeck—do the right thing. Hold TransCanada to the original deal. Protect our environment to the fullest extent possible.
Government can and must play an appropriate role here. If a company was lax in its prevention practices, it must be held accountable. It is inexcusable for any oil company to not invest in preventative measures. They must be held accountable or the public will forever distrust the industry... [Sarah Palin, discussing BP's mess in the Gulf of Mexico, quoted by Mark Silva, "Sarah Palin: 'Drill Here, Drill Now,'" Chiacgo Tribune: The Swamp, 2010.05.03].
Palin still wants offshore drilling. However, someone who actually has to make tough governing decisions, Governor Schwarzenegger, is dropping drill baby drill from his vocabulary. He's more concerned about oil spills "destroying our precious ecosystem"... as ought be our PUC.