Skip to comments.The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while he’s in office
Posted on 03/10/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by Former Military Chick
The Obama administrations six-month delay in approving new offshore drilling leases in federal waters will become a new three-year ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quietly told reporters last Friday. Which means that no new oil and gas leases will be approved during President Obamas term even though two thirds of the American public supports such activity, according to a December 2009 Rasmussen poll.
Sixty percent also believe that gas and oil prices will drop if the government allows offshore drilling, opening up an estimate 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas
On July 14, 2008 President George W. Bush lifted an executive ban on Outer Continental Shelf leasing. On October 1, 2008, in a bipartisan agreement, Congress lifted another longstanding ban on new oil and gas leasing in the OCS.
Drilling was supposed to begin this July. But Salazar said he intends to discard the 2010-2015 lease plan developed by the Bush administration in favor of a new plan that wont even go into effect until 2012.
Secretary Salazar has finally confirmed what had long been feared that the Obama Administration has no intention of opening up new areas for offshore drilling during his four-years in office, said Rep. Doc Hastings, the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee.
So for the next three years and probably more, trillions of dollars in domestic energy assets will remain untouched while billions of dollars more are spent on foreign oil.
In 4 years, this is really an outrage.
...as the gasoline prices climb over $3.00 a gallon.
This guy’s amazing. Were he not ruining our country, he’d be hilarious to watch. History will not only be kind to Barack Obama, it will find all sorts of ways to use him as an example of what never to do.
History will not only NOT be kind to Barack Obama....
Obama the Oil Nazi: “No oil for you!”
Cloward/pivens/ alinsky economics...
Traitor comes to my mind.
The Obama Doctrine: “Anything to hurt America.”
Wasn’t Lindsey Graham just at the WH yesterday with Francois’ Kerry and Lieberman discussing energy policy with the POTUS? I recall dufus Lindsey saying if we wanted more drilling and nuke power, we would have to put a carbon ‘tax’ in place. As always idiot Sen Graham is listening to what Obama is saying, rather than watching what his administration in DOING!!! Get a clue America, do not listen to the messiah’s words, watch his actions if you want to know what is in his heart.
Yeah. Kill the economy and send money to our enemies. Just think how many jobs would be created by offshore drilling. Sounds like a plan Barack!
Well then we need to facilitate his removal from office.
I knew, when he talked about this in the State of the Union Address it was a bunch of BS. All the Republicans stood and clapped, but the looks on their faces showed that they knew it, too.
I don’t see why this liar’s approval ratings are above 10%
I would like to see states stand up to the feds and drill away.
“Really, we were just drilling for water and oops we hit oil and gas. Well, no sense wasting it.”
I’ll say one thing about 0bama: When his term is over, from the national security standpoint, he’ll likely be seen as having protected the US really, really well. Because as long as his programs are going on and being slowly and relentlessly enacted into law, any enemy of the US would be utterly insane to disrupt that process. 0bama is doing their work for them, better than any of them could do on their own.
No drilling off shore? No problem! Try this:
I am wondering when that does happen, with unemployment how American’s will react. I really think that folks are at a breaking point with Obama.
He is all for green, we can’t do that, nor do I want to but it was like give them nuclear energy, knowing they have taken the place for waste away and years for approval.
Obama wants to be so like the EU, why doesn’t he just move over there?
Run up its debt.
Starve it for oil.
Befriend its enemies.
Put its people out of work.
The new Boy from Brazil.
Brazil just get U.S. Taxpayer funds to do just that.
BO- Wanker Extrordenaire.
Well, earlier today Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed legislation, that had bipartisan support in the Virginia General Assembly, to allocate royalties from the sale of offshore leases to funding transportation in Virginia.
I suspect there’s a litlle battle coming between DC and Richmond.
Hi SM - can you bump this up to “Breaking News”?
The Saudis are really getting their money’s worth from this guy.
Just like when he talked about nuclear energy. He’s for it because he knows without Yucca mountain there isn’t going to be any new plants in any case. Like when he talked about coal fired plants. He said you could build them, but the government would make their operation so costly that there would be no point. He’s a clever fella, he is.
This will punish the red state of Texas, particularily Houston. New finds in Gulf of Mexico need development. Meanwhile Brazil will advance its offshore efforts, and the Chinese will drill in Cubian waters near Florida. I am really starting to wonder if this administration hates people like me so much they are willing to destroy me and everything good about this country in their quest to remake society. Closing down NASA will be a big hit on the Houston economy too.
Dirty Rotton Bastard!
His Muslin overseers have him well trained.Sarah Palin just went up 2000 per cent.
GMTA, I just made a similar reply to another member. He is clever but he is going to really tick off the average American over this and where is the coverage.
I encourage folks to send this to their local papers. Local networks. Might be the only way to get regular American’s to hear about it. They wont from the MSM.
Great comment, thank you.
Yep it is really going to help the Dems come November if gas hits $4.00 again this summer.
How about just a carbon tax on South Carolina? They must support this, since their idiot senator does.
(At $7 per gallon how many folks are gonna drive to Myrtle Beach...?)
Obama doesn’t care what “the peasants” want. He’s got a far-left agenda to complete, and if it means higher fuel prices and America becoming weak(er), so be it.
I won’t say it. :’)
Thanks Former Military Chick.
I mean states AG’s were pursuing whether HC was legal why not this?
I wish they would stand up to them in a lot of ways. We are a republic. The Founding Fathers intended the states to have more power than the federal gov't. I wonder how the Supreme Court would react to these power struggles.
Repaying his Saudi patrons.
My brother swears republicans control the oil. I can’t wait to blast his libtard ass on all of this.
When will enough be enough with this filthy bastard?
I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.
Another incredibly stupid decision by Obammy.
This kind of crap hurts all Americans with higher oil & gas prices, more money drained from America to buy foreign oil, and less jobs in the oil & gas industry.
Great, just great. Twist that dagger in America’s back a little more won’t you Obammy.
And for the next act, declaration of suspension of activity and subjection of all exploration and development activities to a new environmental impact assessment.
MMS is acting increasingly distant.
>>This guys amazing.<<
No, he’s not — we are, for having him in the WH without even knowing who he is.
The rest of the drones won’t be awakened until gas hits $5/gal.Rising fuel prices can put a real hurtin’ on the strapped economy as is. The drones will still blame Bush and his oil croney men while the Feds grab a lionshare of petrol tax dollars. FUBAR.
This is bogus.
Get ready for it because it will be here sooner than you know.
100% approved and with consent of the governed!
You simply do not understand. Obozo will not allow off-shore drilling because it would dilute the power of his masters (Saudi’s) and because he intends to “nationalize the oil companies soon”.
Commies are not stupid, just evil. He is/was & will forever be one.
Why do you think he wants to close GUITMO? He has promised to give it back to El Hefe Fidel. Professional courtesy from one commie to another.
“I suspect theres a little battle coming between DC and Richmond.”
Let’s hope it turns out better than the last time...
Barry’s Theme: Kill The USA!
There should be a list of outlandish things that could occur under Mr. Messiah’s watch and a betting line on the date it is to occur. We could call it Bambi’s Ashura Wish List.
. Muslims in particular use the day to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/holydays/ashura.shtml What the hell has happened to my country?
Every day, in every way, I dislike 0 more and more.
and I am suppose to be surprised at this?
this is a given along with no new nuclear power plants...just wait and see.
Obama doesn’t care about people. To him they are just pawns to use and dispose of for his purposes.