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The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while hes in office
Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/10 1:19 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 03/10/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by Former Military Chick

The Obama administration’s 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 Obama’s 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 won’t 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.


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Quiet is right, this is just one more issue the public would be angry about, of course the far left is probably giddy to hear this.

In 4 years, this is really an outrage.

1 posted on 03/10/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by Former Military Chick
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To: Former Military Chick

...as the gasoline prices climb over $3.00 a gallon.


2 posted on 03/10/2010 2:22:54 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


3 posted on 03/10/2010 2:23:20 PM PST by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: FourPeas
Make that:

History will not only NOT be kind to Barack Obama....

4 posted on 03/10/2010 2:23:59 PM PST by FourPeas (servantscenter.org -- Jesus' hands and feet on the streets serving those in need)
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To: Former Military Chick

Obama the Oil Nazi: “No oil for you!”


5 posted on 03/10/2010 2:24:46 PM PST by TheDon
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To: FourPeas

Cloward/pivens/ alinsky economics...


6 posted on 03/10/2010 2:24:59 PM PST by Crim
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To: FourPeas

Traitor comes to my mind.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 2:25:01 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Former Military Chick

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The Obama Doctrine: “Anything to hurt America.”


8 posted on 03/10/2010 2:25:32 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


9 posted on 03/10/2010 2:25:38 PM PST by milwguy
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To: Former Military Chick

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!

FUBO


10 posted on 03/10/2010 2:25:58 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Former Military Chick

Well then we need to facilitate his removal from office.


11 posted on 03/10/2010 2:26:16 PM PST by dforest
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To: Former Military Chick

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%


12 posted on 03/10/2010 2:26:43 PM PST by traintown57
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To: Former Military Chick

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.”


13 posted on 03/10/2010 2:28:10 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


14 posted on 03/10/2010 2:28:16 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: Former Military Chick

No drilling off shore? No problem! Try this:
http://bakkenshale.net/bakkenshalemap.html


15 posted on 03/10/2010 2:28:24 PM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Parley Baer

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?


16 posted on 03/10/2010 2:29:19 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: Touch Not the Cat
The Obama Doctrine: “Anything to hurt America.”

Run up its debt.

Starve it for oil.

Befriend its enemies.

Put its people out of work.

17 posted on 03/10/2010 2:29:40 PM PST by Gabrial
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To: TheDon

The new Boy from Brazil.

Brazil just get U.S. Taxpayer funds to do just that.

BO- Wanker Extrordenaire.


18 posted on 03/10/2010 2:31:05 PM PST by PfromHoGro (Sarah Palin: Revenge of the Mrs. Degree.)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


19 posted on 03/10/2010 2:31:22 PM PST by EagleClaw
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To: Former Military Chick; Sidebar Moderator

Hi SM - can you bump this up to “Breaking News”?


20 posted on 03/10/2010 2:31:47 PM PST by Yossarian
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To: Former Military Chick

The Saudis are really getting their money’s worth from this guy.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 2:32:12 PM PST by Argus
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


22 posted on 03/10/2010 2:32:22 PM PST by throwback
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


23 posted on 03/10/2010 2:33:50 PM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Former Military Chick
O think we need a drill rig set up on the white house lawn.

Dirty Rotton Bastard!

His Muslin overseers have him well trained.Sarah Palin just went up 2000 per cent.

24 posted on 03/10/2010 2:34:09 PM PST by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: throwback

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.


25 posted on 03/10/2010 2:34:53 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: Parley Baer

Yep it is really going to help the Dems come November if gas hits $4.00 again this summer.


26 posted on 03/10/2010 2:35:07 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: Nachum

PING


27 posted on 03/10/2010 2:35:57 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: milwguy

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...?)


28 posted on 03/10/2010 2:37:39 PM PST by silverleaf ("Congress is America's only native criminal class."- Mark Twain)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


29 posted on 03/10/2010 2:38:09 PM PST by Signalman
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

I won’t say it. :’)

Thanks Former Military Chick.


30 posted on 03/10/2010 2:38:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Kirkwood
You ask an interesting question. This is where the public should write their congress critter's and ask them to look into this, than contact their local state officials and see what they are going to do.

I mean states AG’s were pursuing whether HC was legal why not this?

31 posted on 03/10/2010 2:39:25 PM PST by Former Military Chick (Please pray for our troops as they selflessly serve in harm's way say an extra one for my beloved!)
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To: Argus
The Saudis are really getting their money’s worth from this guy.

I was thinking that Barry is just helping his Middle Eastern buddies.
32 posted on 03/10/2010 2:39:44 PM PST by Ticonderoga34 (Free Obama's Birth Certificate!)
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To: Kirkwood
I would like to see states stand up to the feds and drill away.

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.

33 posted on 03/10/2010 2:40:19 PM PST by traintown57
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To: Former Military Chick

Repaying his Saudi patrons.


34 posted on 03/10/2010 2:41:24 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: denydenydeny

My brother swears republicans control the oil. I can’t wait to blast his libtard ass on all of this.


35 posted on 03/10/2010 2:43:32 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Former Military Chick

When will enough be enough with this filthy bastard?

I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.


36 posted on 03/10/2010 2:44:16 PM PST by Gator113 (I do not want Obama IMPEACHED... I want him IMPRISONED.)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


37 posted on 03/10/2010 2:44:37 PM PST by Lions Gate
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To: Former Military Chick

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.

Bet?


38 posted on 03/10/2010 2:44:54 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: FourPeas

>>This guy’s amazing.<<

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No, he’s not — we are, for having him in the WH without even knowing who he is.


39 posted on 03/10/2010 2:45:16 PM PST by 353FMG (What can Islam possibly contribute to the West other than its very destruction?)
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To: Former Military Chick
And the only different policy the Republican's 2008 nominee proposed was to allow new offshore exploration IF the state involved approved. And, of course, most states where no new drilling had taken place for years would not have approved. We definitely need future candidates who do not agree with most of Obama's major policies.
40 posted on 03/10/2010 2:45:38 PM PST by Will88
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To: Gabrial

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.


41 posted on 03/10/2010 2:45:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: CIDKauf

This is bogus.


42 posted on 03/10/2010 2:46:13 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Get ready for it because it will be here sooner than you know.


43 posted on 03/10/2010 2:47:57 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Former Military Chick

100% approved and with consent of the governed!


44 posted on 03/10/2010 2:48:18 PM PST by devistate one four ( Kimber .45 CDP Ultra 230 gn. hard ball. OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: Former Military Chick

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.


45 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:12 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: EagleClaw

“I suspect there’s a little battle coming between DC and Richmond.”

Let’s hope it turns out better than the last time...


46 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:12 PM PST by jessduntno ("We need to pass ObamaCare so that the public can find out what's in the bill." - Nanny Pelosi)
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To: Former Military Chick
Come on, is anyone shocked here? Nothing that happens within the next 34 months should surprise any one of us.

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?

47 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:15 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Former Military Chick

Every day, in every way, I dislike 0 more and more.


48 posted on 03/10/2010 2:52:44 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Former Military Chick

and I am suppose to be surprised at this?

this is a given along with no new nuclear power plants...just wait and see.


49 posted on 03/10/2010 2:55:14 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Parley Baer

Obama doesn’t care about people. To him they are just pawns to use and dispose of for his purposes.


50 posted on 03/10/2010 2:56:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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