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Obama Decried, Then Used, Some Bush Drilling Policies. Obama also knew about the danger of the oil spill as early as April 2009.

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.


Was it all about the money? Link below.

 
mancosmomma

Asked by mancosmomma at 10:45 AM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I suppose the chickens have come home to roost. I'm not a bit surprised.

    The Democrats can't seem to see a lot of things coming..the housing crisis comes to mind......Frank and company testifying that everything was A-OK with Fannie and Fweddy.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:14 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • being warned that an oil spill MIGHT happen and then having one explode is two different things. He may have been advised about it and i am sorry about the mess BP OIL caused but that is nothing compared to the mess the previous admin caused when they were warned there were NO WMD but sent our soldiers over to die in Iraq while ignoring the mess they made in Afghanistan and giving the terrorist time to strengthen before he left that mess for Obama to finish.
    Which is worse being pre-warned about possible maybe a future oil spill vs pre-warned about no weapons do not start a second war? You be the judge but i will take oil on the beach over 4000 caskets any day
    mamak57

    Answer by mamak57 at 11:02 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Guess everyone can stop blaming Bush for this. Obama bitched about everything Bush did, then followed right in his footsteps. Not just once, but over, and over, and over......
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 11:26 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Wow where did you read that Fox News??????
    widespreadpanic

    Answer by widespreadpanic at 11:34 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • When in doubt, attack the source. Easier than attempting to prove it wrong.
    MunchMunch

    Answer by MunchMunch at 11:40 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Another reason: money. In its arguments to the court, the government said that the loss of royalties on the oil, estimated at almost $10 billion, "may have significant financial consequences for the federal government."



    The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed its decision and allowed drilling in the Gulf to proceed—including on BP PLC's now-infamous Macondo well, 50 miles off the Louisiana coast.



    mancosmomma

    Comment by mancosmomma (original poster) at 10:47 AM on Jul. 6, 2010

  • Does it surprise you to know Obama had been warned about the risks but proceeded anyway?
    mancosmomma

    Comment by mancosmomma (original poster) at 10:50 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

    sweet-a-kins

    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??????

    sweet-a-kins

    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

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:51 AM on Jul. 6, 2010