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Appeals court cancels offshore drilling program
Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER

Posted on 04/17/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Bush administration did not properly study the environmental impact of expanding oil and gas drilling off the Alaska coast and canceled a program to find new reserves.

A three-judge panel in Washington found that the Bush-era Interior Department failed to consider the effect on the environment and marine life before it began the process in August 2005 to expand an oil and gas leasing program in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas.

The appeals court ordered the department, now run by President Barack Obama's appointee Ken Salazar, to analyze the areas to determine environmental risks and potential damage before moving ahead with the program.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; drillheredrillnow; drilling; economy; energy; envirowackos; envirowhackos; gasprices; greens; judicialtyranny; kensalazar; kritarchy; lawsuit; obama; offshoredrilling; oilprices

1 posted on 04/17/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These are the guys to hold personally responsible next time gas goes over $4 a gallon.

Lest we forget, all it took to break the back of the upward gas price spiral last summer was for our last American President to announce that there would be drilling.
I predict an upward trend, starting today.


2 posted on 04/17/2009 10:19:08 AM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; thackney; Smokin' Joe

bump


3 posted on 04/17/2009 10:21:21 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Environmental terrorism rears it's ugly head. Meanwhile, with law enforcement busily focused on the activities of those who voice opposition to Obamas plans for a workers paradise...
4 posted on 04/17/2009 10:22:11 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whatdyano more scummy lawyers at work.The hell with what the people want.


5 posted on 04/17/2009 10:23:06 AM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The world is just to small for me and liberals...so the libs must go!


6 posted on 04/17/2009 10:23:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But of course. Everybody knows the objective of the left is to see gas go to $8 a gallon, thus effectively legislating travel out of existence.


7 posted on 04/17/2009 10:23:15 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Redbob

Just add that to all the other calamities the libs have given us.


8 posted on 04/17/2009 10:23:55 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this what the Founding Fathers intended? That judges decide the policies of the nation?


9 posted on 04/17/2009 10:25:02 AM PDT by B Knotts (Worst economy since the Third Punic War)
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To: LouAvul

“thus effectively legislating travel out of existence.”

Bingo!....The only way you’ll get to visit Grand Teton national park or Yellowstone is on Obama’s Tooterville Trolley national railroad!....


10 posted on 04/17/2009 10:25:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why are we letting these cowards do this?


11 posted on 04/17/2009 10:28:18 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
GAS STATION OWNERS.... STOP SELLING GAS TO LIBERALS!!!

No GOP membership card.... no gas. Ride your bike, leftie!!!

12 posted on 04/17/2009 10:29:19 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: B Knotts

Is this what the Founding Fathers intended? That judges decide the policies of the nation?

The Founding Fathers would never understand how the whack left has perverted everything today. Activist judges, Pelosi, Reid and now Obama and his socialist ilk would shock them for sure!


13 posted on 04/17/2009 10:38:43 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since they do not want to drill for gas and oil then the electricity to their office and homes should be stopped. And they should not be allowed to drive cars.


14 posted on 04/17/2009 10:39:32 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is it time to break out the voodoo dolls yet?
15 posted on 04/17/2009 10:40:23 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (As 0bama punishes us, we are punishing his supporters ten fold.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

16 posted on 04/17/2009 10:43:42 AM PDT by Species8472 (You can't escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Bush administration did not properly study the environmental impact of expanding oil and gas drilling off the Alaska coast and canceled a program to find new reserves.
Gee, where's that in the Constitution?
17 posted on 04/17/2009 10:46:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Enjoy your $6/gallon gas, you black-robed pieces of crap!


18 posted on 04/17/2009 11:12:29 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This goes way beyond liberalism, socialism or communism. Even Russia, China and Cuba have sense enough to drill for oil off their coast and even ours. Chalk it up to lunacy.


19 posted on 04/17/2009 11:18:28 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pretty obvious that the Greens intend to shut down the American energy companies. Except for the ethenol makers. With all the grains devoted to it, that even makes its hard to keep a horse. But then I guess, too many horses give off gas.


20 posted on 04/17/2009 11:24:14 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: Russ

Well, it is lunacy. These people live in a magical world where electricity keeps flow absent any generation of it.


21 posted on 04/17/2009 11:25:23 AM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: RobbyS

Pretty obvious that the Greens intend to shut down the American energy companies. Except for the ethenol makers. With all the grains devoted to it, that even makes its hard to keep a horse. But then I guess, too many horses give off gas.”

I breed and raise horses.

Have 6.

Prices of Hay have gone up 50% per year for past 3 years, mostly due to ethanol and the acreage switched to corn.

Earth First! and like groups have worked for years to put this country into a position that will let them dictate how many people have to be eliminated—and who will be eliminated.


22 posted on 04/17/2009 11:35:50 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So these are the people that we need to mail our increased auto and home energy bills to for payment when prices spike again.

Good to know

23 posted on 04/17/2009 11:38:29 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Obama and the Dem Congress will spend $5 trillion every year of his presidency until they break US!)
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To: ridesthemiles

These people are crazy. They seem to have them imagine of us living more or less like Hobbits, with the population reduced to a few hundred thousand people. Primitivism gone made. Regarding horses, after the opening of the great Plains, the numbers of horses in the USA increased exponentially, as people in the towns—ordinary families—acquired them. That soon presented a great sanitary problem , as you know, ironically when cars were introduced, they were sold as solutions to that problem. But, yes, you are right on the button. These people don’t like people.


24 posted on 04/17/2009 12:18:47 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: ridesthemiles

Pretty obvious that the Greens intend to shut down the American energy companies.....

These lunatics won’t be happy until we live in mud huts and walk to work!


25 posted on 04/17/2009 12:39:59 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What work? Making rugs?
Most work runs on energy.


26 posted on 04/17/2009 12:53:17 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Whack left speaks with forked tongue and hears with strainer ears.


27 posted on 04/17/2009 1:13:41 PM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Start the impeachment process now!

Judicial tyranny must be stopped.

I’m serious.


28 posted on 04/17/2009 1:57:44 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Environmental risk, what is that? Rabbits v. wolves?

The entire earthly environment is one long risk to something or other.

Absurd, more tyrants in black.


29 posted on 04/17/2009 2:26:12 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Species8472

Ah, sweet payback for all those internet donations.


30 posted on 04/17/2009 2:27:13 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The only way you’ll get to visit Grand Teton national park or Yellowstone is on Obama’s Tooterville Trolley national railroad!....

I lived in kalifornistan till a few years ago. The left wing fascists were trying to get Yosemite closed off to all but bicycle and foot traffic.

The left's true goal is to create an unbathed utopia for themselves and to eliminate everybody else. Truly disgusting excuses for humans, they are.

31 posted on 04/17/2009 3:18:42 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: Free ThinkerNY; thackney
“The seas are home to wildlife including polar bears, whales, seals, walruses and seabirds?”

No kidding! Was this editorializing by the author of the piece or what?

and humanity doesn't count?

shaking my head in disgust...

32 posted on 04/18/2009 8:03:26 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: SunkenCiv; wombtotomb

wombtotomb has an excellent video on this that you might care to see.


33 posted on 04/18/2009 8:09:07 AM PDT by patton (I hope that they fight to the death and both sides win.)
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To: patton

.As per your request patton, wombtotomb has posted video! Thanks for the heads up!!

The video is a description of the 5 supposed forms of government, from 100% government control (Communism, facism, totalitarianism etc) to 0% government (anarchy) it obliteraties all forms of government as only temporary and futile except for 2, olgiarchy and republic. It does this in a clear concise manner, which effectively shows even a grade schooler about them. It then, in the last few moments, explains Rome, its beginning as a republic, and its morph into a democracy. The parallels are well put, and clearly where this country is today. It is an excellent way to spread the word to those who have never been taught proper history, and that is alot of people since they have been re writing it for so long now.

I have been posting this sucker all over all day, and sometimes I forget that some are stuck at work, so I have included the above basic description of the video, however it does not do the video justice. I beg, implore and urge all to view it who have not. THIS is the reason we are so angry. Taxes are a symptom, losing our republic is the disease!!!!!

http://www.marchforliberty.org/multimedialinks.html


34 posted on 04/18/2009 8:11:06 AM PDT by wombtotomb
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To: wombtotomb; SunkenCiv

SunkenCiv, See #34


35 posted on 04/18/2009 8:12:38 AM PDT by patton (I hope that they fight to the death and both sides win.)
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To: wombtotomb; patton; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...

Thanks!


36 posted on 04/18/2009 5:16:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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