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Obama Admin. Approves New Drilling as Gulf Disaster Continues. More DRILL BABY, DRILL? From the Obama administration, no less?

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.

 
mancosmomma

Asked by mancosmomma at 6:51 PM on Jun. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LoriKeet & others,


    If you want to see who will make out on selling carbon offsets with the climate change bill. Check out CCX the Chicago Climate Exchange, look up the board of directors and the investors. Obama, Van Jones, Andy Sterns, GE, Goldman Sacks, Valeria Jarrett, Al Gore, Phaedra Ellis-Lambkins and many many others. They stand to make trillions.


    And they say President Nixon was a crook.

    Natesmom507

    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:


     


    Obama Admin. Approves New Drilling as Gulf Disaster Continues ...


    Obama to Reopen Oil Drilling

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:55 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • RIGZONE - Obama to Reopen Drilling


    Please notice the date, less than a week ago, AFTER he said he would stop new drilling for 6 months. 

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 6:57 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • Its all political. It's about getting more Senate votes for a climate bill and trying to avoid voter anger over gas price spikes.
    According the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there probably won’t be any oil from these new offshore areas "until 2017, and full production won’t ramp up until 2030".
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:03 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • You can NEVER make an Obama hater happy! So why try?
    Rnurse

    Answer by Rnurse at 7:10 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • AreObama and Palin working together now??? SHE was the first one to insist that we drill...drill baby drill is HER saying, her idea. SO...what do you think? Are they thinking along the same lines?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:12 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • I doubt it, Palin isn't that intelligent !
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • If McCain and Palin were in office, the US would be in worse shape.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • Anon :18 I agree!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

  • No democrat has ever given in on off shore drilling, Obama attempted to see both sides and gave in. See what happens when you listen to republicans. Nothing but trouble and more problems!
    Rnurse

    Answer by Rnurse at 7:20 PM on Jun. 13, 2010

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