Skip to comments.Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban (Unfreakinbelievable)
Posted on 06/22/2010 6:13:28 PM PDT by tobyhill
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This means they know they will not get a stay on the judges order. This means they will get really slapped by the judge with a new order and perhaps a ruling of contempt of court
No, this means O is setting up something else possibly somewhere else.
Ignore the man behind the curtain.
And a civil war. BO has essentially declared war against LA already—block all legitimate offers of foregin assistance & try to destroy their only source of income. He’s threatening AZ.
He’s turning the WOT into an immigration fight.
Who’s next on the hit list?
It pains me to say it, but I'm with you.
"You get the government you deserve." Somebody had that right.
The "awkward stage" may finally be winding down.
blame it on republicans for not voting for more stimulus.
“Arbitrary & caprcious” has specific legal significance. It was the judge’s way of saying the admin’s position was so legally unsupportable as to be pretty much just a means of harassing the other side. IOW, BO had no legitmate argument.
It’s a signal for the next court. The arbitary/capricious language slams all doors shut for the next court up the food chain.
In essence, the judge said BO’s admin had no legal basis for anything they did. His side of the case was so weak, there was no good faith argument that could be made.
An appeal court could certainly view a case differntly than a trial court but when the trial judge uses the arbitary & capricious standard, the appeal should be one tough row to hoe.
If he does issue a new “moratorium, the Judge should throw him into jail for Contemt of Court.
And he knows how to make a profit.
You’re right. Based upon the statute and regulations, Salazar has no leg to stand on to issue a blanket moratorium. He would have to specifically prove the way in which each rig poses an imminent threat. He doesn’t have the facts to do so.
Has he got a valid Environmental Impact Statement including the impact on the economic environment?
I make no apology for my utter hatred of Obama, piss, pigs blood, and fecal matter be upon him.
Yes, and the governor has already publicly offered to let any and all govt inspectors on to the rigs for inspection.
The power grab was much too broad. Sort of like after a plane crash the president shuts down all air travel.
And Obama's not? ...Pro-Russia, that is.
He can’t because his own inspectors have been to them and found no or only very minor violations. Besides, the judge will rightly see this as an effort to bypass the judiciary process.
no, we play softball...then apologize the next day for pitching too hard.
Chicago politicians.... accusing someone else of corruption? Well, ain’t that the pot accusing the stainless steel kettle of being black?
How dare some judge expect Der Furher to rule on basis other than “Sez me”!
The Constitution and rule of law is but toilet paper to our Lord Emporer, who rules by Divine Right.
There is nothing to like about Obastard. Nothing.
It would take millions of agents if everybody spoke their mind.
It's comin though, and they shall rue the day.
I think it's likely there are a few members who have already been in prison, though not reported. Thus, you musing should be, "Who will be the NEXT member of the Obama administration to go to prison?"
Keep diggin that hole. November is coming.
The article makes it sound likely that Judge Feldman is going to jail. Thugs have taken over.
The EO practically allows him to be a dictator. It will take a 2/3 vote of BOTH houses of Congress to overturn any EO.
Based on what the judge said today, they would have to come in with some very precise info & request a moratorium limited in scope. Fox example, if it was determined that a flibberwidget on BP’s rig failed & all of the other rigs have or may have a similar flibberwidget, the court may find it reasonable to suspend drilling for a brief period to allow for inspections to be made & reports submitted to the courts.
My sense from today’s ruling is that he is looking for specificity that would be enough to override the staggering amount of economic harm that would be done.
IOW the govt has to show a compelling state interest that outweights the damage that will be done.
Not only that, George Soros stands to make billions off his $900 million investment in Petrobraz.
The feds destroyed Florida's tomato harvest season in 2008, costing growers, packers, etc. millions of dollars at peak of harvest due to a Salmonella outbreak. Eventually, the culprit was found to be jalapeno peppers from Mexico. No problem with the tomatoes that rotted in the packing houses.
You’re wrong. Deep water drilling accounts for 32% of our domestic oil production and 11% of domestic natural gas production. The moratorium would be very painful to all Americans.
I read somewhere that this could get “Ken Salazar” a contempt of court charge. He had his chance to make a case before the judge, and he did not do so. Now he is trying to go around the judge, and outright ignore the judges order. I am not a lawyer, but could this get Salazar thrown in jail?
November can’t come soon enough, yorkie. I hope it’s not too late.
I thought Obama’s inspectors were too busy downloading porn, playing golf, etc.
He placed a six month moratorium on porn downloading. Golf is okay.
>> In about 5 months.
Obama is ruling by Executive Order and Agency mandate.
Even with a flip in Congressional majority, Obama has
shown NO sign of slowing his radical ideology because of
the wishes of the nation.
It's obvious that the ONLY way to stop such fanaticism
is to remove Obama from office.
The good news is that a Conservative Congress can help in that regard.
BUT the question is, will they have the courage to do what must be done?
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Tuesday he will issue a new order imposing
a moratorium on deepwater drilling after a federal judge struck down
the existing one.
Keep it up Salazar, Obama, et al.
Be sure to be near a hospital with advanced heart care come the first
Tuesday in November.
Y’all are gonna’ need a LOT of coronary help in the late hours or
early hours of the first Wednesday in November.
...and who, pray tell, will arrest those sons of lawlessness?
“Besides, the judge will rightly see this as an effort to bypass the judiciary process.”
Exactly. The rule of law does not stop Obama and Co. I agree with the above posts in that Salazar will be in comtempt of court. This should get interesting very shortly.
IF he does this...then the whole thing MUST BE fast tracked to the Supreme Court!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUT the question is, will they have the courage to do what must be done?
People aren’t getting it.
So what if the Supreme Court agrees with the judge? Who, other than God Himself, is going to stop Mr. Golf Shoes from doing whatever he wants, the way he wants, when he wants?
The end game could be a game of chicken, of who blinks first. Even if the interior secretary issues a new moratorium the offshore oil companies will probably continue drilling citing the reversal of the original moratorium and a need for the courts to be the ultimate arbiter. Perhaps at that time, zero will call out the coast guard or navy to enforce the new moratorium and we will have to see if the navy or coast guard is willing to obey an illegal order by the interior secretary or president. Ultimately any military action will have to be signed by our SOS CIC. Even with the new moratorium, a military action by zero would be a violation of the first court order allowing drilling and I would think that this could indeed be grounds for impeachment for gross usurpation of executive power.
I sincerely hope that SCOTUS would act before we see any gunships near any oil rigs, otherwise the judicial branch will have no power.