Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul says govt regulation of oil spill not adequate

Lexington Herald-LeaderJune 3, 2010 

FRANKFORT — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul took a softer approach Thursday on the federal government's response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

During an interview with Tony Cruise on WHAS-AM in Louisville, Paul said government regulations of offshore drilling were not adequate.

Paul, calling the spill "a great tragedy," said "I think we do have to have regulations, and we do have regulations in place but apparently wasn't enough.

"And sometimes even the best of regulations don't work because something unforeseen happens and that's what we have to figure out from this."

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