"It is appalling that BP let this critical pipeline deteriorate to the point that a major production shutdown was necessary," said Rep. John Dingell, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement.
"The United States Congress has an obligation to hold hearings to determine what broke down here and what laws and regulations need to be improved to ensure problem pipelines like these are found and fixed earlier," Dingell said
Don't forget that the Democrats fought tooth and nail to prevent drilling in ANWR.
So which is it? Are high oil prices bad, or is oil production in Alaska bad? Can they pick a side and stick to it?