Posted: Jul 5, 2010 3:44 PM by Matt Stafford
Documents show federal regulators concluded that offshore oil drilling posed a low risk to endangered wildlife.
It's at odds with scenes of pelicans fighting to survive the massive Gulf spill. A September 2007 memo from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said large oil spills from Gulf drilling projects were "low-probability events" that weren't likely to affect brown pelicans, sea turtles and other endangered species at the time.