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Less than a year after the oil spill that killed 11 rig workers and did untold damage to wildlife and beaches along the Gulf Coast, many who watched President Obama's State of the Union address were surprised by his decision not to mention the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
Speaking Sunday to Fox News, Gulf Coast Senator David Vitter (R-La.) said he "wasn't shocked" but was "certainly disappointed" by the exclusion. Vitter is strongly against the administration's moratorium on Gulf Coast drilling, noting that the "shut down of activity in the Gulf has been very, very hurtful for Louisiana and the economy at large."
In light of the developing situation in Egypt, Vitter says gas prices will only increase from the national average, which currently stands at $3.10 per gallon in the U.S. "Whether its because of the Suez Canal or just world conditions" Vitter says Americans are fed up with the government's failure to utilize "our domestic energy resources" and that drilling policies need to be reexamined.
Vitter isn't alone in his desire to revamp U.S. drilling policies. Louisiana Congressman Jeff Landry (R) is also calling on President Obama to allow domestic drilling in the wake of unfolding events in Egypt, saying in part, "I want to see Coastal Louisianans allowed back to work finding and recovering our domestic energy sources." Landry also said, "allowing production to occur in the Gulf...will help alleviate the economic crisis of a Suez Canal shutdown and prevent Americans from pay[ing] 5 dollars a gallon for gas."
Originally posted by SanTanManAz
Obama didn't want it brought up because it is a big black spot on his presidency. If he did bring it up every American would remember what a joke of a president he is. I haven't forgotten but many do forget. As for the 2 senators Why should Obama bring it up. They need to be yelling at the top of there lungs for everybody to hear what is actually happening down there I mean all the time not just when Obama speaks. I mean come on they live in the Gulf part time. Why aren't they on the news every night talking about it.edit on 30-1-2011 by SanTanManAz because: (no reason given)
reply to post by tom goose
What is happening down there is pretty darn sensational if you ask me I am dieing to hear about it. The media should be seeking the senator out!
Originally posted by crazydaisy
Its been very obvious to me they dropped the BP Disaster like a bomb and want it to stay down. All you see now are commericals to come to the gulf on vacation sponsored by none other than BP. Disgusting when we hear reports online about crude oil being in the blood of the gulf coast people.
I am sure Obama's speech writer forgot to add this and Obama didn't want to remind him. When will we learn that Obama is nothing more than a spokesperson - he is not making the decisions for this country - he just approves what is suggested by the undercover elites - wake up!