ess than four months after President Barack Obama took office, his new administration received a forceful warning about the dangers of offshore oil drilling.
The alarm was rung by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., which found that the government was unprepared for a major spill at sea, relying on an "irrational" environmental analysis of the risks of offshore drilling.
The April 2009 ruling stunned both the administration and the oil industry, and threatened to delay or cancel dozens of offshore projects in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.
Despite its pro-environment pledges, the Obama administration urged the court to revisit the decision. Politically, it needed to push ahead with conventional oil production while it expanded support for renewable energy.
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:14 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
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Answer by MunchMunch at 11:40 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
Does it surprise you to know Obama had been warned about the risks but proceeded anyway?
No. and the offshore drilling is one area that I disagree strongly on
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:00 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
I suppose the chickens have come home to roost.
WOW, Quoting Malcom X?? or Rev Wright??
Kinda like when Bush was WARNED in Aug 2001??????
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:17 AM on Jul. 6, 2010
The Democrats can't seem to see a lot of things coming..the housing crisis comes to mind......
Did the republicans see it coming for the 6 years they were in charge? nope....sorry you don't understand that ONE side isn't to blame
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:51 AM on Jul. 6, 2010