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Feds approve 7 new permits for deep water drilling in the Gulf

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posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 09:39 PM
Here we go again.

Feds approve deepwater drilling permit for new area in the Gulf

This marks the seventh deepwater drilling permit issued under the new regulatory system, put in place after last year's oil spill.

Anyone here ever heard of the other 6? No? Me neither.

And of course, they say all is gonna be safe this time.

"Today's permit approval represents a culmination of a broad and comprehensive review process involving an exploration plan, a site-specific environmental assessment, and the application for the drilling permit - all of which complied with our rigorous safety and environmental standards," BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich said.

Yeah like we can believe you after all you've lied about in the gulf.

BOMRE, or Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Micheal Bromwich director.

About him

He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1976. He subsequently received a master’s degree in public policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, as well as a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1980.

A LAWYER? Really? What the hell does he know about oil drilling in the gulf? I bet NOTHING. He just knows how to bypass the law and make illegal things legal, just like Obama.

And who he worked for :

In 1999, he joined Fried Frank.[2] He joined the New York office of Fried Frank, where he headed the firm's internal investigations, compliance and monitoring practice group .

Fried Frank lawfirm clients.

Goldman Sachs, American Express, Bank of America Securities, JP Morgan Chase, Chevron Corporation, Lloyd's, Merck & Co., Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Northrop Grumman, GE Capital

What a nice bunch of clients... Real good guy there. And he was investigating inside the bank, and he didn't think that his lawfirm helping those SOBs was any problem? Yeah that surely shows his ethics... what ethics again?

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 09:54 PM
it is about time that we drill and use our own oil and not rely on OPEC. We do not get a say with OPEC and yet we continue to dump $$$ into the Saudis and other countries for oil. It is about time we drill and use the oil to create alternate energy long term solutions and quit allowing Americans to get gouged at the pump.
edit on 30-3-2011 by fatherj because: typo

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 10:08 PM
Instead of spending however millions of dollars on all of these drills, we should be spending that money on developing clean energy. Solar panels, windmills, hemp fuel, hydrogen energy, etc.

But what is this, Tree-Hugging-Hippie-Land? We don't want that sissy crap, this is America, and we use fuel that pollutes the environment. USA!

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 10:12 PM
Be very careful folks. Remember the last time obama was for drilling? A few short days later after obama supported drilling the Deep Water Horizon accident happened. Just remember obama does nothing that would support or be good for America.

posted on Mar, 30 2011 @ 10:17 PM
What the flip! 7!
I guess we really won't learn until we destroy the ocean

edit on 30-3-2011 by smokeythabear because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 31 2011 @ 12:26 AM
It is not so much the number of permits approved, as who it is that has received the approval. BP gaining approval for anything should be the thing to raise red flags. I wouldn't approve those clowns to mow my lawn. They are WELL known in the industry for being total f*** ups, even before their last debacle.

posted on May, 13 2011 @ 01:55 PM
As far as your claim to what the hell does a lawyer know about drilling...probably more than you do.

Tens of thousands of wells have been drilled in the Gulf of Mexico with one disastrous event. I'd say that is pretty safe. I'm from a small town called Cut Off, LA which is only 30 miles or so from the coast. I am very familar with the oil and gas industry as well as the BP spill.

I'm all for investing in clean energy. The truth is that technology is still a long ways away. In the mean time we still need oil and gas.

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