Obama ban on deepwater drilling overturned

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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Obama ban on deepwater drilling overturned


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NEW ORLEANS - A U.S. judge Tuesday ruled against the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill. The White House, which had hoped the ban would provide time to ensure other wells are operating safely, immediately said it planned to appeal.

The 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...
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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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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.

During a two-hour hearing Monday, plaintiffs' attorney Carl Rosenblum had argued that the suspension could prove more economically devastating than the spill itself. "This is an unprecedented industrywide shutdown. Never before has the government done this," Rosenblum said.





I am just sick of these corporate morons I am just so sick and tired of this bull #, they make our lives hell and kill our families. They make us all suffer so they can gain and I am just tired of it.

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[edit on 6/22/2010 by Misoir]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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I guess the total corruption of MMS and it's rubber stamping projects poses no existing threat. Neither does Atlantis which is said to be unsafe also.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:12 PM
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It's nice to know that even with a few billion dollars to throw around on lawyers that BP didn't get their wa..... Oh, wait, yes they did.


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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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It appears common sense and calmer heads have finally prevailed.
Obama just stopped the drilling just to push one of his political agendas anyway.
It’s funny when he loans Brazil 2 billion dollars to extend their drilling but he wants to stop ours…..



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:16 PM
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People say Obama is doing nothing, as if he has a magic wand to get around the red tape. If he tries to go around the system the people say he is abusing his power.

I'm happy that's not my job.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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So how deeply connected to the oil industry is this judge?

I read a report recently that something like 40% of the judges in this area owned oil stocks or were otherwise connected directly to the oil industry.

I smell corruption and conflict of interest here.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:22 PM
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That's because he did abuse his power in this case. As I stated in the other thread that has been started, this moratorium essentially punishes all of them for BP's negligence. That runs contrary to the laws and principles of this country.

If we're going to stop it, lets do it for the right reasons, not because we have a president trying to score political points.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:24 PM
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It should be overturned. His "ban" represents a grand hypocrisy. I am no fan of Glenn Beck, but source means nothing when facts are presented.

It appears that Obama is banning drilling in more than 500ft of water, while providing 2billion to a Brazilian company that is planning a well at 15k ft. This company has a significant investment in it from none other than George Soros.

America is the violin, being played masterfully. Now stop complaining...you are making the masterpiece sound kind of flat.

edit to add summary of above:

PetroBras posted a $15 billion profit last year, and now we're giving them $2 billion. George Soros is a major shareholder in PetroBras. Soros helped to create several "non-partisan" foundations, of which Leon Podesta is a board member of. Podesta is in the Obama administration. His brother is a PetroBras lobbyist.

[edit on 22-6-2010 by bigfatfurrytexan]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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People say Obama is doing nothing, as if he has a magic wand to get around the red tape.


Red tape is an unacceptable excuse. Anyone in the government that thinks it is OK to sit and do nothing until all the i's are dotted should be fired. Bobby Jindal and Okaloosa County officials are heroes and an example to all leaders.

Besides, red tape is code for getting "their" people to contract so that the money stays within the family.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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It's very easy to be an environmentalist, when you live in a house with a roof, have food on the table, and clean water to drink.

You can yell at BP all you wish, but the fact of the water is, the oil companies are the ones that keep the world in motion. Is it right? No, but pretending to hate them while being completely reliant on them is a useless debate.

Wanna really show them? Go live in a fort in the middle of the woods using fire for warmth and deer for food.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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Unfreaking believable. If this catastrophe wasn't bad enough to wake these BLEEP heads up, then what will it take?

I pray and pray and pray to GAIA that she rips one mother of a methane fart upon humanity and wipes a boat load of them off this freaking planet ... if that is what will be necessary to wake these evil horrible sick bleeping planet trashing hewmons the hell up. Unreal. May satan NOT have mercy upon their souls when they arrive DOA in HELL! Unbelievable.

Well I guess we best prepare for the worst folks. Humanity has gone totally suicidal with this reversal. May GAIA kick all your asses off the planet for your CONTINUED crimes against nature. Death to humanity (well, not everyone, just the evil selfish self-gratifying planet trashing bleepholes).

May GAIA know who's ass to kick! DOOM for humanity. And you can take THAT to the bank!

edit: I just threw up. I blame it on that judge.

[edit on 22-6-2010 by Divinorumus]



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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I applaud Obama for trying to enforce safety rules and regulations and ban for 6 months. Sadly, the corporations greed is more powerful as it turned out to be in this case.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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Just think anytime there is a ruling made that even accidentally benefits the people of this country, there is a judge or politician waiting to destroy that ruling/bill/law in the name of those who really matter in our government, THEIR CORPORATIST MASTERS. Sad isn't it?



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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Originally posted by apacheman
So how deeply connected to the oil industry is this judge?

I read a report recently that something like 40% of the judges in this area owned oil stocks or were otherwise connected directly to the oil industry.

I smell corruption and conflict of interest here.


Really?

Did you read the post above where obama loaned brazil $2billion so they could drill?


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Just where all the liberal activist judges when you really need one?
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posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:38 PM
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Let's face facts. The 6-month moratorium was a bad move. The economic impact if this had stayed in place would have been immense. Already, oil companies are shopping their rigs around.

I would've supported a one-week moratorium so all of the off-shore rigs (33) could be inspected, and re-opened. Not a de-facto 6 month ban, however.

I care about the environment. I also care about our weak economy. I see what is happening in the Gulf is it is literally making me sick.

Common sense prevailed. Let us hope that Obama's appeal is struck down, to.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by Teller
It's very easy to be an environmentalist, when you live in a house with a roof, have food on the table, and clean water to drink.

You can yell at BP all you wish, but the fact of the water is, the oil companies are the ones that keep the world in motion. Is it right? No, but pretending to hate them while being completely reliant on them is a useless debate.

Wanna really show them? Go live in a fort in the middle of the woods using fire for warmth and deer for food.


The fact of the matter is that yes, we require oil. But, we trusted that the industry drilling in the Gulf was taking necessary precautions and that there was proper government oversight.

That is not the case and until it is, drilling should be banned. They preach personal responsibilty to us all the time. It works both ways. If the industry operates on carelessness and corruption - well sorry boys you gotta shut down until you straighten up. they put themselves in that position - not us.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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Unbefreakingleavable.

Reagan appointed Judge decided to overturn common sense for dollars.


The oil spill in gulf proved without a shadow of a doubt that the entire oil industry response to a catastrophic blow out cannot be contained and or fixed.

They lied point blank to this government and those regulators who were bought off turned a blind eye.

The bottom line is drilling in deep water is incredibly unsafe and poses a huge risk to be like me who freaking live here.

Are you happy GOP? ..are you freaking happy now. Business and profits at all costs, yet you have the BALLS to blame environmentalists or this President for trying to fix your deregulation disasters!

Urghhhh I am so sick and tired of Conservatives in this country. You all are sinking this nation and the world with your GREED!



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Excellent news. Obama will have to learn that he must follow the Constitution the same as we all do. Enough of his making up the rules as he goes along.



posted on Jun, 22 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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It looks pretty simple enough for me..Obama bans offshore drilling for 6 months so all the oil companies have ample time to recheck their safety measures so that another Gulf crisis is not on the cards. The company worried about profit rather than safety appeals in court and get's the ban overturned. Thus, exempting themselves from safety procedures which they would have ensured in the 6 month ban period.

For people talking about Brazil, Brazil have its own laws regarding how oil companies operate in their territory. Obama is only president of USA not Brazil so he cannot enforce safety measures in Brazil oil companies thus have to carry on with Brazil business as usual.



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