What a difference an oil spill makes in U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin's rhetoric | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What a difference an oil spill makes in U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin's rhetoric

Posted By on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 6:54 AM

TIM GRIFFIN: So NOW he wants more regulation.
  • TIM GRIFFIN: So NOW he wants more regulation.
Nothing like a backyard oil spill to make a hard-bitten anti-regulation Republican congressman a little more receptive to increased federal regulation.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 27, 2013.

Federal regulations to ensure the integrity of pipelines are not sufficient to detect deficiencies and prevent an oil spill, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin told Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. officials Monday.

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin in news release March 12, 2012

We need a society where hard work is rewarded and every American has the opportunity to succeed. That’s why I’ve introduced the Regulatory Freeze for Jobs Act (H.R. 4078), which will put a moratorium on all new regulations that would cost the economy $100 million or more until the unemployment rate falls to six percent.

I'd appreciate sone crowd sourcing help, too, on that Griffin quote back during his and Rep. Tom Cotton's all-out road show for the Keystone XL pipeline when Griffin touted pipelines and the high quality of both industry leak detection procedures and government regulation in assuring the public of pipeline safety.

Does he want more regulation before Keystone is built through a sensitive aquifer. Some Nebraska ranchers and farmers and water drinkers would like to know.

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