Skip to comments.Obama is hell bent on destroying America's energy production
Posted on 08/18/2010 7:43:56 AM PDT by Todd Kinsey
While most people have spent the last few days focused on the Ground Zero Mosque, the Obama administration has taken dramatic steps to further damage Americas energy production.
In a report released Monday, the administration announced that all offshore drilling permits will now be subject to an environmental review and puts and an end to the 30 day decision process set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act.
At first glance you would think that this is a logical decision in the wake of the BP oil spill. However, the report states that between 1971 and 1995 there have been more than 24,000 wells drilled in the Gulf of Mexico, of which, 901 were deep water wells in excess of 1,000 feet and NO blowouts have occurred. The BP oil spill while tragic appears to be something of an anomaly especially compared to other data in the report.
The report also sites the Deepwater EA Analysis which looked at all sources of blowouts worldwide and concluded that blowouts occur on average of 7 per 1,000 well starts, of which, only 21% resulted in any loss of oil or synthetic fluid. Obviously the standards in the United States appear to be far superior to those being used elsewhere around the world. What should really be looked at is BPs atrocious safety record rather than penalizing the American oil companies that are doing things in accordance with industry standards.
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It’s about keeping us dependent upon oil from his middle east buddies.
Indonesia clean coal too.
I say DRILL DRILL DRILL
What do you mean? Obama was all for drilling offsore? But then the explosion, such bad timing ... /sarcasm
Actually hes a tool of the blood suckers like George Bush was/"IS".... and the Hildabeast and Bubba as well.
Obuma is hell-bent on destroying everything that makes America so exceptional. Sneaky bastard is always up to no good..assaulting us left and right and behind our backs. Every morning I wake up and see that he is still the president starts the day off badly.
Now Obama has an energy policy that will benefit, Hugo Chavez, the state run Mexican oil monopoly, Canadian oil producers and Arab oil sheiks at the expense of thousands of US jobs and to the detriment of the US economy. Yet no a word of protest is heard.
Can you believe this what America has become?
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