I have no idea why oil leaks or, for that matter, hurricanes, are the president’s job. A lot of people, including this president, apparently think that they are. This column at the WSJ makes me wonder if our Thug in Chief really is that dumb.
The answer, for His supporters at least, is apparently yes.
Apparently it is His job.
Clean Water Act – Section 311
(A) If a discharge, or a substantial threat of a discharge, of oil or a hazardous substance from a vessel, offshore facility, or onshore facility is of such a size or character as to be a substantial threat to the public health or welfare of the United States (including but not limited to fish, shellfish, wildlife, other natural resources, and the public and private beaches and shorelines of the United States), the President shall direct all Federal, State, and private actions to remove the discharge or to mitigate or prevent the threat of the discharge.
(B) In carrying out this paragraph, the President may, without regard to any other provision of law governing contracting procedures or employment of personnel by the Federal Government–
(i) remove or arrange for the removal of the discharge, or mitigate or prevent the substantial threat of the discharge; and
(ii) remove and, if necessary, destroy a vessel discharging, or threatening to discharge, by whatever means are available.
But lefties still haven’t an economic clue.