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mlyonsd
06-22-2010, 11:56 AM
Federal judge blocks drilling moratorium in Gulf (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/22/federal-judge-blocks-drilling-moratorium-in-gulf/)

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, has blocked a six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf.

Several dozen plaintiffs had sued President Barack Obama's administration, arguing the ban would create long-term economic harm to their businesses. Obama ordered the moratorium after the April 20 explosion of an oil rig off Louisiana that killed 11 people and triggered an underwater oil gusher.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the government will immediately appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.



http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/22/federal-judge-blocks-drilling-moratorium-in-gulf/?hpt=T2

mlyonsd
06-22-2010, 12:00 PM
Alarm bells reported ringing at Keystone Cop headquarters.

Direckshun
06-22-2010, 12:19 PM
Wait, wait... they're going to challenge the ruling in the courts?

What kind of a Stalinesque dictator does Obama think he is?

KC Dan
06-22-2010, 12:22 PM
Wait, wait... they're going to challenge the ruling in the courts?

What kind of a Stalinesque dictator does Obama think he is?Don't kid yourself. I am sure they are trying to figure out some other regulatory method for keeping them shutdown. Guaranteed

Hydrae
06-22-2010, 12:48 PM
Don't kid yourself. I am sure they are trying to figure out some other regulatory method for keeping them shutdown. Guaranteed

EPA in 3.....2......1......

petegz28
06-22-2010, 01:08 PM
This is good. Obama overstepped his bounds when he ordered a halt to such.

petegz28
06-22-2010, 01:10 PM
"The president strongly believes, as the Department of Interior and Department of Justice argued yesterday, that continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened is - does not make any sense and puts the safety of those involved, potentially puts safety of those on the rigs, and the safety of the environment and the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now," Gibbs said

LMAO, it wasn't long before the spill that Obama approved all this drilling. Now, suddenly they are concerned about safety!

petegz28
06-22-2010, 01:11 PM
energy stocks started to rally on the ruling and then sold off when the Obama Admin. announced their intent to appeal.

petegz28
06-22-2010, 01:18 PM
Judge slams the Obama Admin....accuses them of misleading the public

A federal judge in New Orleans halted President Obama's deepwater drilling moratorium on Tuesday, saying the government never justified the ban and appeared to mislead the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Judge Martin L.C. Feldman issued an injunction, saying that the moratorium will hurt drilling-rig operators and suppliers and that the government has not proved an outright ban is needed, rather than a more limited moratorium.

He also said the Interior Department also misstated the opinion of the experts it consulted. Those experts from the National Academy of Engineering have said they don't support the blanket ban.

"Much to the government's discomfort and this Court's uneasiness, the summary also states that 'the recommendations contained in this report have been peer-reviewed by seven experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.' As the plaintiffs, and the experts themselves, pointedly observe, this statement was misleading," Judge Feldman said in his 22-page ruling.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/22/judge-halts-obamas-oil-drilling-ban/

chiefsnorth
06-22-2010, 01:18 PM
I hope this judge isn't a boater. If he is, he'd better make sure he has plenty of life jackets.

Taco John
06-22-2010, 01:38 PM
There's no need for a moratorium, unless, of course, there are more drilling operations that the government has decided to ignore the law on and issue permits anyway.

Iowanian
06-22-2010, 01:51 PM
So he was for the deep water drilling after he was against it and now again a couple of months after he was for deep water drilling.

They should just put a rig around Obama and his Hope-a-Dope Spin machine, they're bound to hit oil on the way down to China.

Otter
06-22-2010, 02:53 PM
So he was for the deep water drilling after he was against it and now again a couple of months after he was for deep water drilling.

They should just put a rig around Obama and his Hope-a-Dope Spin machine, they're bound to hit oil on the way down to China.

Here's a list of black Jimmy Carter's spins if you're interested. My favorite is "no jobs for lobbyists" and the "sunlight before signing".

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=91286

You Go Black Jimmy Carter!

Donger
06-22-2010, 03:05 PM
Good. A stupid, knee-jerk reaction from Obama to begin with.

blaise
06-22-2010, 03:33 PM
Good. A stupid, knee-jerk reaction from Obama to begin with.

Look, he only did it because he thought that's what people wanted to hear, okay?

chiefsnorth
06-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Look, he only did it because he thought that's what people wanted to hear, okay?

No matter what the crisis, Obama's strategy is the same.

1. Ignore at first hoping it goes away.
2. "Express concern", acknowledge without taking action.
3. Declare that he will take action at some indefinite point in the future after his blue ribbon panel of university professors has recommended something.
4. Take halfhearted action hoping this can defer the problem while you golf/push domestic agenda/take over something/bail out something/search for more torture memos to release/etc.

These issues don't concern him and he only sees them as distractions.

FAX
06-22-2010, 03:48 PM
I read somewhere (maybe here) that BP had asked Louisiana if they could drill in 500 feet of water and Louisiana agreed. The feds had a problem with that, though, and required BP to drill in deeper water. Anybody know if this is true or not? Or, is it just another rumor?

FAX THE IGNORAMUS

KC Dan
06-22-2010, 03:50 PM
No matter what the crisis, Obama's strategy is the same.

1. Ignore at first hoping it goes away.
2. "Express concern", acknowledge without taking action.
3. Declare that he will take action at some indefinite point in the future after his blue ribbon panel of university professors has recommended something.
4. Take halfhearted action hoping this can defer the problem while you golf/push domestic agenda/take over something/bail out something/search for more torture memos to release/etc.

These issues don't concern him and he only sees them as distractions.Don't forget the "I will not rest until..."



i am golfing again

stevieray
06-22-2010, 04:38 PM
I wish he'd block the 2 billion sent to Brazil for drilling at 14k.

DJ's left nut
06-22-2010, 06:12 PM
Have the environmentalists gone ahead and admitted that this whole thing would've been fixed within hours if this rig had been at 500 feet?

Or are they still insisting that we put these wells so far out in the ocean that they operate at depths which exponentially increase the risk of catastrophic failure?

Fucking hippies.

mlyonsd
06-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Have the environmentalists gone ahead and admitted that this whole thing would've been fixed within hours if this rig had been at 500 feet?

Or are they still insisting that we put these wells so far out in the ocean that they operate at depths which exponentially increase the risk of catastrophic failure?

****ing hippies.

C) There shouldn't be offshore drilling at all. Oh, and we told you so.

DJ's left nut
06-22-2010, 08:04 PM
C) There shouldn't be offshore drilling at all. Oh, and we told you so.

Yeah, who needs that petrolium stuff?

Reality sucks.

ChiefaRoo
06-22-2010, 08:22 PM
C) There shouldn't be offshore drilling at all. Oh, and we told you so.

Sure lets get rid of all offshore drilling. Then we can all sit in our half lit houses and deal with rolling black outs while paying $5 a gallon for gas to the people who hate us. Brilliant.

If you don't want to drill then lets here your plan for how America can grow it's economy, technologies, medicine etc without power. Wind turbines and Solar won't do it even if you carpeted the entire country with them.

The level of dumb from some of you people is staggering. Do you want to wander back into the blackness of the pre-industrial age?

Pitt Gorilla
06-22-2010, 08:30 PM
Sure lets get rid of all offshore drilling. Then we can all sit in our half lit houses and deal with rolling black outs while paying $5 a gallon for gas to the people who hate us. Brilliant.

If you don't want to drill then lets here your plan for how America can grow it's economy, technologies, medicine etc without power. Wind turbines and Solar won't do it even if you carpeted the entire country with them.

The level of dumb from some of you people is staggering. Do you want to wander back into the blackness of the pre-industrial age?What percent of our oil comes from offshore drilling? I honestly have no idea.

headsnap
06-22-2010, 08:32 PM
The level of dumb from some of you people is staggering

now that's irony...

orange
06-23-2010, 12:14 AM
Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban
Judge rules against Obama's six-month moratorium after Gulf spill

updated 8:26 p.m. MT, Tues., June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one.

Salazar said in a statement that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. The judge in New Orleans who struck down the moratorium earlier in the day complained there wasn't enough justification for it.

Salazar pointed to indications of inadequate industry safety precautions on deepwater wells. "Based on this ever-growing evidence, I will issue a new order in the coming days that eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities."

The White House, which had hoped the ban would provide time to ensure other wells are operating safely, immediately said it would appeal.

The judge's ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by drilling companies to reverse the ban imposed by the Department of Interior, which halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

The federal judge in Louisiana granted the drillers' request for a preliminary restraining order that would prevent the ban from taking effect until a trial is held. He did not set a trial date.

District Judge Martin Feldman said the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning and that the moratorium seems to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs countered that "continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense and ... potentially puts the safety of those on the rigs and the safety of the environment in the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now."

Salazar said in his late Tuesday statement imposing a moratorium "was and is the right decision."

"We see clear evidence every day, as oil spills from BP's well, of the need for a pause on deepwater drilling," Salazar said. "That evidence mounts as BP continues to be unable to stop its blowout, notwithstanding the huge efforts and help from the federal scientific team and most major oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico."

...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37841204/ns/disaster_in_the_gulf

mlyonsd
06-23-2010, 07:08 AM
Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban
Judge rules against Obama's six-month moratorium after Gulf spill

updated 8:26 p.m. MT, Tues., June 22, 2010
WASHINGTON - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he will issue a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down the existing one.

Salazar said in a statement that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. The judge in New Orleans who struck down the moratorium earlier in the day complained there wasn't enough justification for it.

Salazar pointed to indications of inadequate industry safety precautions on deepwater wells. "Based on this ever-growing evidence, I will issue a new order in the coming days that eliminates any doubt that a moratorium is needed, appropriate, and within our authorities."

The White House, which had hoped the ban would provide time to ensure other wells are operating safely, immediately said it would appeal.

The judge's ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by drilling companies to reverse the ban imposed by the Department of Interior, which halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

The federal judge in Louisiana granted the drillers' request for a preliminary restraining order that would prevent the ban from taking effect until a trial is held. He did not set a trial date.

District Judge Martin Feldman said the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning and that the moratorium seems to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs countered that "continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense and ... potentially puts the safety of those on the rigs and the safety of the environment in the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now."

Salazar said in his late Tuesday statement imposing a moratorium "was and is the right decision."

"We see clear evidence every day, as oil spills from BP's well, of the need for a pause on deepwater drilling," Salazar said. "That evidence mounts as BP continues to be unable to stop its blowout, notwithstanding the huge efforts and help from the federal scientific team and most major oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico."

...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37841204/ns/disaster_in_the_gulf


ROFL

Alarm bells reported ringing at Keystone Cop headquarters.

stevieray
06-23-2010, 07:34 AM
ROFL
hey, they've got to get those rigs down to Brazil somehow...Soros is banking on it.. Hillary said that Brazil rocks, and is doing it right...the way we "used to" before we "lost our way..." pumping up Brazil, while announcing going after Arizona....

Progressives....:shake:

Donger
06-23-2010, 07:37 AM
What percent of our oil comes from offshore drilling? I honestly have no idea.

About 30% and about 15% of NG.

ChiefaRoo
06-23-2010, 09:14 AM
What percent of our oil comes from offshore drilling? I honestly have no idea.

About 20 25% of oil from what I've read.

alpha_omega
06-23-2010, 09:19 AM
Salazar said in a statement that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. The judge in New Orleans who struck down the moratorium earlier in the day complained there wasn't enough justification for it.

Why didn't Sal just include all the information the first time?

BucEyedPea
06-23-2010, 09:31 AM
Good. A stupid, knee-jerk reaction from Obama to begin with.

Nice to see you made a statement.

Hydrae
06-23-2010, 10:11 AM
About 30% and about 15% of NG.

I assume you are talking 30% of what we produce, correct? Not 30% of what we use I am sure.