Skip to comments.White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling
Posted on 04/30/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
The White House said today it is halting all new offshore drilling in U.S. waters until there's an "adequate review" of a massive 600-mile wide oil slick that has begun to lap up on Louisiana's coast.
The federal government is defending its response to the spill, which began with an April 20 blast on one of British Petroleum's offshore rigs that burned for two days before sinking. Rescuers saved 115 workers but 11 are presumed dead. BP is responsible for the cleanup, and it wasn't until Thursday -- nine days after the explosion -- that the White House declared it "a leak of national significance."
White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC's "Good Morning America" today that President Barack Obama has decided that there will be no new domestic offshore drilling until an investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill incident is complete.
"All he has said is that he is not going to continue the moratorium on drilling but ... no additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable here," Axelrod said, defending the administration's policy.
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Nice summer gift for us all - watch oil prices spike now....
Now I’m convinced of it-the spill was deliberate..
I KNEW IT!
I hope everyone filed their tanks!
No big surprise here. Rahm you magnificent bastard you. who knew he was an expert at UDT
It could have been an accident,but something about this just stinks....
There are massive projects underway for offshore drilling and that nitwit is going to have all of them come to a screeching halt! YOU HAVE GO TO BE KIDDING ME!!!
A friend just went out on the relief well. Wonder if he’ll get to come home now???
Using that logic, why not just stop all pumping of oil in the Gulf until the cause is found. I like your analogy of the Reichstag fire. I wonder what caused the explosion.
Has anyone considered Islamo-fascists ?
They have a lot to gain in this outcome.
How often do these things normally explode?
When did the President of the United States obtain dictatorial control over commerce?
“Now Im convinced of it-the spill was deliberate..”
Exactly! Isn’t it ironic that this disaster and the coal mine disasters happened at the same time. I’ve thought something was fishy from the start.
Helps explain the recent about-face on drilling, doesn't it?
The WHITE HOUSE can TALK???????????????
Never let a good crisis go to waste.
January 20, 2009
Wow, I’m shocked and surprised. < /sarc>
I’ve got an idea! Why don’t we open up ANWR and NPRA for production while we wait for review?