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Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

Judge blocks Gulf offshore drilling moratorium

POSTED: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 1:18pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 7:55am

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill.
Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium.

President Barack Obama's administration has halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

Feldman says in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium. He says it seems to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.

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Everything obama does is intended to harm this country!! He said that the would stand with the muslims; and in this instance he is certainly doing so by attempting to make us even more dependent on muslim oil!!

And yes, his enviro-wacko base of democrats want to see the country taken back to the days before electricity so this makes them happy as well!!

Good for the judge. Those people NEED jobs now.

Obama is going to appeal though. This guy is a real piece of work. What a colossal failure he is as a President. The very idea of holding up much needed jobs for Americans. Sad, sad, sad.

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