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Officials: Gov't issues new oil moratorium

Officials: Gov't issues new oil moratorium

POSTED: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 4:17pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 10:26am


WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration issues new moratorium on offshore deep-water drilling


WASHINGTON - The Obama administration will issue a new revised moratorium on offshore drilling Monday.

Two administration officials have told The Associated Press of the plans. Both requested anonymity so as not to pre-empt the official announcement.

Last week, a federal appeals court rejected the government's effort to restore its initial offshore deepwater drilling
moratorium, which halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater projects and suspended drilling on 33 exploratory wells.

It was first rejected last month by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at the time that he would issued a new, refined moratorium.

The administration says it wants to ensure that deepwater drilling is safe.

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Goody. Off-topic oft-repeated conspiracy theorist sound bytes.

Can we stick to the topic at hand?

Sure, the moratorium would only apply to companies drilling in American waters, and we don't own the entire gulf--but WE'RE the only ones who've de-regulated to the point of insanity. Hence, why we need the moratorium.

If you have a well reasoned argument against it, I'd love to hear it.

And yet there are 18 other countries drilling in the Gulf at this moment. Guess we'll have to buy that oil from THEM now, huh ? Smart move, Obamao ! Try to keep them from spilling any, Marxist Muslim !

We have a totally anti-American occupying the office of the presidency; one who was not vetted and one whose character was not exposed!!

Mainstream media were only too glad to be abetting traitors to help "make history"!!

If we survive this "history", I pray that we are left with only those information outlets that actually love this country and support it!!

As a board member and spokes person for the Oilfield Wives Association I am appalled at the actions of Obama and his goon's actions. This is an attempt to flex their muscles and show us who is in control after they were ruled against. America was started so that we had a say in our government and this is not the America our founders started. Our country has been taken over by terrorist and we sit here and watch it. We want our freedome back and he can keep his CHANGE!

Well, Barbie, I would think the Oilfield Wives Association would be more concerned for the safety of their husbands who's lives are endangered by the companies who are actively ignoring safety regulations for their profit.

I know half a dozen men who used to work in the oil fields (some of them family) and not a one of them has come away from it with out a disability.

GOOD. Deep water drilling is less than 6% of our countries oil intake--cutting it off won't make a dent to the rest of us.

Let's remember that judge Feldman's oil saturated stock portfolio is NOT more important than the fishing and tourist industry, please?

He certainly knows how to shut down a country. Must be from all of that advice that he is getting from third world dictators around the world.

Since we have so many car wrecks why don't we just shut down the automobile industry. Let's not stop there either, lets shut down construction since there are deaths and injuries on those jobs. Let's just go totus porcus and give all of the jobs to foreign countries and we can all sit around and talk about what a good job the President is doing.

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