On Wednesday, CongressDaily  (sub. req'd.) reported that Sen. James Inhofe is pledging to give liability protection to the manufacturers of the gasoline additive MTBE. All Inhofe offered by way of explanation was "it has to be done." Why do oil companies need liability protection, I wondered? Oh yeah, MTBE is a major source of drinking water contamination  and likely causes cancer . Why such a priority for Inhofe? Oh yeah, his biggest campaign contributors are the oil and gas industry . If only the Unpolluted Water Drinkers of America would form a PAC.