• Mar 25th 2011 at 7:47PM
  • Add
Let them drill, says the U.S. Department of the Interior. On Monday, regulators approved Shell's offshore plan that calls for the drilling of three exploratory wells in the Gulf of Mexico. Then, on Tuesday, Exxon Mobil was granted approval to drill in the deep waters of the Gulf, marking the fourth deepwater permit issued since the disastrous BP oil spill.

Exxon Mobil was awarded the permit after apparently proving that it can comply with drilling regulations imposed by the Department of the Interior after the Gulf spill. Exxon Mobil says that its well will be equipped with a blowout containment system provided by Marine Well Containment Co. to capture any oil that could otherwise leak into the Gulf in the event of a failure.

Exxon Mobil said in a statement that it supports the government's efforts to resume drilling, but that's what an oil company is expected to say. Right?

[Source: Reuters | Iomage: jkirkhart35 – C.C. License 2.0]

I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.

    • 1 Second Ago
  • 2015 Toyota Highlander
    MSRP: $29,765 - $44,140
    2015 Honda Accord
    MSRP: $22,105 - $33,630
    2015 Toyota Corolla
    MSRP: $16,950 - $22,955
    2015 Mazda Mazda3
    MSRP: $16,945 - $25,545
    2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    MSRP: $29,995 - $64,895
    Share This Photo X