When the Obama administration announced last week that it was extending the temporary moratorium on offshore drilling for another six months, it had no intention of including shallow-water drilling in that time-out. Following through, the administration approved a new permit for drilling just off the coast of Louisiana on Wednesday. Because, you know, what could go wrong?
The Associated Press reports:
The Minerals Management Service granted a new drilling permit sought by Bandon Oil and Gas for a site about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana and 115 feet below the ocean's surface.
The permit was issued Wednesday morning, according to MMS records. The approval makes clear that the administration, despite touting the need for caution in last week's announcement, has no plans to limit shallow-water drilling, which is defined as drilling in waters of less than 500 feet.
LoriKeet & others,
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And they say President Nixon was a crook.
Answer by Natesmom507 at 11:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
This is for those who think Obama actually "learned his lesson" and stopped the drilling:
Answer by mancosmomma at 6:55 PM on Jun. 13, 2010
Please notice the date, less than a week ago, AFTER he said he would stop new drilling for 6 months.
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