Energy Secretary Chu -- no more than an amoral BP bagman


On listening to the Press Conference this morning, I wondered "WHY does Obama always call Steven Chu a 'Nobel Prize winner'"?

Well, there appears to BE SOME reason. And the reason, is it whitewashing? The Oil Age Corporatists' surely don't want the public to REALIZE that ENERGY SECRETARY STEVEN CHU is the Oil Industry's most illustrious bagman and bribee!

When head of a research arm of the University of California, Chu handed over a piece of the university to none other than British Petroleum for the tidy privatizing sum of $500,000 (pocketchange to BP, but to Chu it was worth selling out the semi-democratic process of the UC Faculty system! Chu stabbed his own faculty in the back by signing a contract with BP BEFORE letting the faculty vote).

Chu sounds like one of those amoral types who do the most damage to the social fabric of community.

Now his community is not just his university faculty but THE ENTIRE PLANETARY biosphere assaulted by the destructive Oil Industry's uncontrolled toxic pollution of crude, dispersants and outgassing.

Chu is compromised by his association with and subterfuge for BP past and present.And Obama joins the mix by attempting to camouflage the link between Chu and BP with Nobel Prize bravado and the firing/resignation of the director of Mineral Management Service. Unacceptable!, imo.
STEVEN CHU -- IT IS TIME FOR HIS RESIGNATION, NOW! (Nobel Prize notwithstanding!)

Interesting article below discusses how CHU even has hired BP personnel for his cabinet staff. Throw these bums out!


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