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Federal officials say they plan to investigate every possible cause of last week’s massive explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico — including the possibility of criminal acts or negligence….

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Interior are conducting a joint investigation into the explosion. “Investigations are ongoing and everything will be examined,” a DOI official told in an e-mail Friday when asked if any evidence points to acts of criminality or negligence. “It’s obviously too early to know.”

They need to examine “everything.”  Negligence?  Maybe.  Criminality?  Maybe so. 

I’m not going to say too much more.

It’s a sad shame that this oil rig disaster happened so soon after a major disaster in West Virginia at the Massey coal mine.  America’s fossil fuel industries really seem to be taking a major beating lately.  And it’s a horrible shame.  Obama had just opened himself up to the idea of increased offshore drilling in an attempt to alleviate America’s increasing dependence on foreign energy sources. Now I guess that will have to be on hold.  I know that Barack is torn up about this.

I’m sure that these two tragedies will set our nation back in their attempts to tap domestic energy sources. The federal government will surely need to investigate and possibly increase regulations and safeguards in order to make sure that these types of things don’t happen again.

It’s just a damned shame that these two disasters had to occur.  It really shakes America’s confidence in our energy producers.  And for these two events to happen so closely in succession…..damned shame.