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White House aims to use Deepwater disaster to win votes for US climate bill!

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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White House aims to use Deepwater disaster to win votes for US climate bill!


www.guardian.co.uk

Senators are set to take a last run at producing a climate and energy law tomorrow, betting on the spectre of environmental disaster raised by the BP oil spill to build support for a comprehensive overhaul of America's energy strategy.


But despite a strong push from the Obama administration, there are concerns the debate about the energy future could be lost in the wrangling about offshore oil drilling permits.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:08 PM
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LOL!!!

If at first you don't suceed, try, try again!

These people are all becoming so transparent anymore that it is PATHETIC. It's almost as if they don't even care about masking their ulterior motives anymore...Everything is being done in plain sight.

"Let's figure out a way to further capitalize and rape the tax-serfs, shall we?" All Elitists in favor, say Aye!"

www.guardian.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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Now we can pay our government more in taxes and continue paying large sums of our income to oil companies. Disturbing and while many think that he didn't react fast enough to the spill, maybe it was his plan all along.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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Also
Agency that oversees offshore drilling to be split by Obama administration




The troubled federal agency that oversees all aspects of offshore leasing will split in two in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion, an Interior official confirmed Tuesday.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce this afternoon that the Minerals Management Service will divide its regulatory and revenue collection functions.

The split addresses one of the main criticisms of the agency in the days following an oil explosion that killed 11 and continues to spew oil from the sea floor into the Gulf of Mexico: that the agency is too cozy with the industry it regulates. Splitting its functions will address that conflict — currently MMS is responsible for regulating offshore drilling, but also for leasing tracts on the outer continental shelf and collecting royalties on the oil and gas they produce.


www.bellinghamherald.com...


Never waste a good crisis eh?



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:17 PM
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Considering a few weeks back obama was talking about more offshore drilling, this must would of been played all over the daily show, if bush had said that and this happens.

Irony and life eh.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:25 PM
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Well, they certainly want to turn calamity into victory....

For them, not us..



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 02:51 PM
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"Never let a good crisis go to waste."---Rahm Emmanuel
At least they are becoming predictable.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:01 PM
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The gulf oil spill does illustrate the externalities associated with oil consumption. Although a gallon of gas costs a consumer $3 a gallon at the pump, it costs society much more than $3 a gallon in the form of pollution and wars to secure oil supplies. Cap and trade can increase economic efficiency by reducing the externalities associated with oil consumption.

In simple English, when you buy gas at the pump, you are kind of like a kid at the mall with daddy's credit card. You are not paying for the costs of wars, global warming, and oil spills just like the kid at the mall is not paying for the costs of all the clothes they buy with their daddy's credit card. Just as the kid at the mall using their daddy's credit card is not going to make efficient purchase decisions, the American consumer is not going to make efficient decisions when it comes to oil consumption.

If the kid at the mall could feel the sting of their purchase decisions, they would be more efficient. Similarly, if the American fuel consumer could feel the sting at their purchase decisions cause at the pump, they are going to make more efficient decisions.



posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Sorry but Global Warming has been shown to be a hoax, and a lie... The AGW proponents were caught with their pants down so you might as well stop spouting the party line.. No one is buying it anymore except the few religious AGW fanatics that are left...

NATURAL Climate Change has been occurring for millenia and no Greenie group, nor governments will stop it nor mitigate it.


Since the AGW hoax was shown to be a scam, they had to come up with something new..... Very convinient that... what was it two or three offshore rigs had "accidents" within a week?....


We don't need more taxes...the Obama administration is already working in adding many other taxes anyway, and they want even more so their Socialist utopia can prosper.


As Ron Paul said in his latest bill.... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!



BTW....talking about "Global Warming", here in Wyoming we still have temps at around 20-30 F at night and around 40-50 in the mornings. We are supposed to be getting more snow tonight and there is already snow in the mountains which at this time of the year this doesn't happen...

Florida, and other parts of the country had been experiencing freezing temperatures when it should have been warm, and because of this the tomato, and orange production, alongside other products became scarce....

But hey the world is warming because of a perfectly normal, and needed atmospheric gas...which of course all living creatures exhale, hence it is easy to tax people for something they produce constantly....




[edit on 11-5-2010 by ElectricUniverse]




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