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White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling
Aol News ^ | 30/4/10 | Doug Simpson, Lauren Frayer

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: 7dollargas; baitandswitch; bho44; bofascism; danglethatcarrot; dearleader; democrats; drillheredrillnow; energy; environmentalism; flipflop; louisiana; lyingliar; mullahobama; obama; obamabreakspromises; obamaflipflops; offshore; oil; oilspill; reichstagfires
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Those Reichstags burn quickly when you spill some oil on them.
1 posted on 04/30/2010 7:15:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Nice summer gift for us all - watch oil prices spike now....


2 posted on 04/30/2010 7:17:06 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Eleutheria5

Now I’m convinced of it-the spill was deliberate..


3 posted on 04/30/2010 7:17:22 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: Eleutheria5

I KNEW IT!

I hope everyone filed their tanks!


4 posted on 04/30/2010 7:17:30 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Eleutheria5

No big surprise here. Rahm you magnificent bastard you. who knew he was an expert at UDT


5 posted on 04/30/2010 7:17:36 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Eleutheria5

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It could have been an accident,but something about this just stinks....


6 posted on 04/30/2010 7:18:18 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: Eleutheria5

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!!!


7 posted on 04/30/2010 7:18:28 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Eleutheria5

A friend just went out on the relief well. Wonder if he’ll get to come home now???


8 posted on 04/30/2010 7:18:45 AM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: Eleutheria5
Piffle, he's canceled the drilling he never intended
in the first place.
9 posted on 04/30/2010 7:18:46 AM PDT by Hans
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


10 posted on 04/30/2010 7:18:47 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Eleutheria5

11 posted on 04/30/2010 7:20:00 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kabar

Has anyone considered Islamo-fascists ?

They have a lot to gain in this outcome.


12 posted on 04/30/2010 7:21:47 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: Eleutheria5

How often do these things normally explode?


13 posted on 04/30/2010 7:23:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Eleutheria5

When did the President of the United States obtain dictatorial control over commerce?


14 posted on 04/30/2010 7:23:41 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't believe in atheists.)
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To: cardinal4

“Now I’m 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.


15 posted on 04/30/2010 7:23:49 AM PDT by Jerry Attrick
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To: cardinal4
Now I’m convinced of it-the spill was deliberate.

Helps explain the recent about-face on drilling, doesn't it?

16 posted on 04/30/2010 7:23:52 AM PDT by taraytarah
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To: Eleutheria5

The WHITE HOUSE can TALK???????????????


17 posted on 04/30/2010 7:24:01 AM PDT by buffyt (I do not need the ObaMAOma Health CONTROL bill)
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To: Eleutheria5

Never let a good crisis go to waste.


18 posted on 04/30/2010 7:24:09 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: EternalVigilance

January 20, 2009


19 posted on 04/30/2010 7:24:31 AM PDT by buffyt (I do not need the ObaMAOma Health CONTROL bill)
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To: Eleutheria5

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?


20 posted on 04/30/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Eleutheria5
I say we ground all airplanes after a crash.
21 posted on 04/30/2010 7:25:19 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Touch Not the Cat

An accident, and 0bama has sent SWAT teams to the other rigs?

(Unless this has been “unconfirmed”)


22 posted on 04/30/2010 7:25:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: tsomer

So does 0bummer.


23 posted on 04/30/2010 7:25:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: major-pelham

This oilspill will forever be the ‘Three Mile Island’ for oil drilling. Gas jumped 11 cents overnight in my neck of the woods, but then again, it is Friday.


24 posted on 04/30/2010 7:25:58 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Eleutheria5

How convenient!


25 posted on 04/30/2010 7:26:23 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: buffyt

Wrong answer. Cute, sorta, but dangerous to even joke about.


26 posted on 04/30/2010 7:26:23 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't believe in atheists.)
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To: Eleutheria5
I was surprised. Rush Limbaugh is not one to espouse tin foil hat theory's, but he just about came out and said on yesterdays show that this explosion was sabotage. He pointed to the fact that it happened the day before earth day and on the exact day of the 40th anniversary of the Cleveland river fire that started the modern environmental movement. I wonder if he might have some insider information from some oil industry executives that they have evidence that this was caused by Environmental Terrorism and are just waiting for Obama and the democrats to come out and blame the industry, before they drop the bomb.
27 posted on 04/30/2010 7:26:56 AM PDT by apillar
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To: GraceG

Sadly, oil rig fires and explosions happen more often than you realize. This event doesn’t even make the top 20 for deaths.

http://home.versatel.nl/the_sims/rig/index.htm

This only list the fires that got significantly out of control.


28 posted on 04/30/2010 7:27:03 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: 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

David Axelrod : “Never let a crisis go to waste.”
The sooner we kick these America-hating vermin out of the White House, the better it will be for this country.

29 posted on 04/30/2010 7:27:42 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: Eleutheria5
What a surprise.

Reichstag Fire Part One.

I wonder what will be the next one?

30 posted on 04/30/2010 7:29:31 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (RAT Hunting Season started the evening of March 21st, 2010!)
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To: Eleutheria5

Surprise...Surprise!


31 posted on 04/30/2010 7:29:48 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Eleutheria5

How convenient...

Once again FReepers are ahead of the curve.

When zero gave the green light to offshore drilling, we knew something would happen to ‘unfortunately’ change his mind....

And the evidence is beneath a mile of water.


32 posted on 04/30/2010 7:30:16 AM PDT by rock_lobsta (zero has me pining for the glory days of carter.)
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To: EternalVigilance
When did the President of the United States obtain dictatorial control over commerce?

That was my first thought as well.

33 posted on 04/30/2010 7:30:33 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
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To: Eleutheria5; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
The List

Ping

34 posted on 04/30/2010 7:31:05 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Eleutheria5

Never let a good crisis go to waste...

With this kind of thinking all a person must do to win their point is wait for some tragic thing to happen.


35 posted on 04/30/2010 7:33:01 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Touch Not the Cat

“It could have been an accident,but something about this just stinks....”

Axelrod says, “at least there ain’t no witnesses!”


36 posted on 04/30/2010 7:33:20 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: avacado

Will this include foreign countries who are planning on drilling off our shores?


37 posted on 04/30/2010 7:34:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Eleutheria5
First, prayers for those who lost their lives and their families.

Second, was the oil rig blown up on purpose? Was it stop all drilling in the Gulf and off shore? I'm suspicious of the circumstances!

38 posted on 04/30/2010 7:34:45 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: EternalVigilance

Uh, I think January 2009.


39 posted on 04/30/2010 7:35:09 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Eleutheria5

Like the Obamarats ever would have allowed it anyway...


40 posted on 04/30/2010 7:35:22 AM PDT by SgtHooper
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To: houeto

Drilling for oil has always been hazardous, but necessary.
Hold up on the conspiracy theories until we learn a lot more.
For my part..BP seems to be involved in too many incidents where they appear to be taking the cheaper route with less regard for safety. At the same time they are wasting millions on enviromental hype advertising to polish their image.


41 posted on 04/30/2010 7:35:44 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: TornadoAlley3

And get rid of all cars. Thousands die each year in car wrecks.


42 posted on 04/30/2010 7:35:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cardinal4

“Now I’m convinced of it-the spill was deliberate..”

I agree. Once again we are expected to believe that burning oil can destroy a steel structure.

Obama planned and executed this.


43 posted on 04/30/2010 7:37:32 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: Eleutheria5
'Well' done my Son. 'Well' done.


44 posted on 04/30/2010 7:37:58 AM PDT by 444Flyer ("Defeat of the R.O.U.S.'s!" Coming November 2010...)
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To: major-pelham

An Oil price spike will lead to higher fuel costs which will cause food price to skyrocket. Yet Obama and company will blame ‘greedy’ capitalism for the markets reaction to government interference.


45 posted on 04/30/2010 7:38:12 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: major-pelham

One rig is down, so supply should not be affected in the near term. Unless we’re being gouged.


46 posted on 04/30/2010 7:38:56 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Madame Dufarge

Its gonna get bad this summer. Here In Michigan there were 4 seperate bills introduced to force energy producers to cut output. (Increase declines is poor code for “cut more”)

House Bill 6069 (Increase mandated state power production declines )
Introduced by Rep. Gary McDowell (D) on April 22, 2010, to revise the mandating that natural gas utilities reduce the amount of energy they provide by .75 percent each year beginning in 2013. The bill would require that beginning in 2015 utilities reduce the amount of gas they provide by 1.5 percent, and 2.0 percent beginning in 2016.

House Bill 6068 (Increase mandated state power production declines )
Introduced by Rep. Joan Bauer (D) on April 22, 2010, to revise the mandating that natural gas utilities reduce the amount of gas they provide by .75 percent each year beginning in 2013. The bill would require that beginning in 2014 utilities reduce the amount of gas they provide by 1.25 percent, and 2.0 percent beginning in 2016

House Bill 6067 (Increase mandated state power production declines )
Introduced by Rep. Lisa Brown (D) on April 22, 2010, to revise the mandating that natural gas utilities reduce the amount of gas they provide by .75 percent each year beginning in 2013. The bill would require that beginning in 2013 utilities reduce the amount of gas they provide by 1.0 percent over the previous year.

House Bill 6063 (Increase mandated state power production declines )
Introduced by Rep. Fred Miller (D) on April 22, 2010, to revise the mandating that electric utilities reduce the amount of energy they provide by 1 percent each year beginning in 2012. The bill would require that beginning in 2013 utilities reduce the amount of power they provide by 1.25 percent over the previous year.


47 posted on 04/30/2010 7:39:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Eleutheria5
"White House Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling".

Tell it like it is......

"Obama Declares Halt on New Offshore Drilling".

An edifice cannot declare ANYTHING.

More dictatorship by imperial fiat.

Leni

48 posted on 04/30/2010 7:40:44 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Eleutheria5

Amazing how all these things are happening just as Obama is pushing his agenda...


49 posted on 04/30/2010 7:41:14 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: cardinal4
Maybe not deliberate but the lack of response was, IMO. They waited to bring the weight of the U.S. response so that they could say, "Look. Off shore drilling is a disaster. We can't a.low it. Look at what's happening in the Gulf."

They waited till the response would not be effective on purpose.

50 posted on 04/30/2010 7:41:24 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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