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Landrieu slams 'de facto moratorium' amid news of key driller's bankruptcy (all Hussein's fault)
The Hill ^ | 2/12/11 | Andrew Restuccia

Posted on 02/13/2011 6:26:05 AM PST by Libloather

Landrieu slams 'de facto moratorium' amid news of key driller's bankruptcy
By Andrew Restuccia - 02/12/11 09:35 AM ET

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) slammed what she called a “de facto moratorium” on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico late Saturday night amid news that a major shallow-water driller filed for bankruptcy.

Landrieu, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration’s offshore drilling policies, blamed the Interior Department’s “excruciatingly slow release of oil and gas permits” for the company’s hard times.

“How many more rigs have to leave and how many more businesses have to close before it realizes the havoc the de facto moratorium is wrecking on the Gulf Coast? When these businesses close, people lose good paying jobs, our communities erode and our unique culture disappears,” Landrieu said in a statement.

The Obama administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of last year’s massive oil spill. The moratorium has since been lifted, but Landrieu and other drill-state lawmakers say drillers are operating under a “de facto moratorium” because no deepwater drilling permits have been issued.

The Interior Department has issued a suite of new safety rules with which drillers must comply, a process that has resulted in frustrations in the industry.

But shallow-water drilling in the Gulf was exempt from the administration’s moratorium and the Interior Department has issued 31 shallow-water permits since the oil spill.

That’s not enough, Landrieu said.

“The most infuriating thing about this announcement is that the shallow water industry was not placed under the president's moratorium,” she said. “Despite this, [Interior’s] new rules and regulations make it very difficult to conduct business in the Gulf. It is time the administration ends this madness and gets the folks along the Gulf Coast back to work.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bankrupt; gulf; landrieu; louisiana; moratorium
[Interior’s] new rules and regulations make it very difficult to conduct business in the Gulf.

That's the plan, Mary.

1 posted on 02/13/2011 6:26:09 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Stupid news reporter didn’t mention that the Obama administration is in CONTEMPT OF COURT and has been ruled againstt for the de-facto moratorium.

If Bush was in contempt of court the media would have screamed it for years.


2 posted on 02/13/2011 6:32:28 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Libloather

Stupid news reporter didn’t mention that the Obama administration is in CONTEMPT OF COURT and has been ruled againstt for the de-facto moratorium.

If Bush was in contempt of court the media would have screamed it for years.


3 posted on 02/13/2011 6:32:51 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Libloather

Let me guess... this demonrat skank is up for re-election in 2012, so she finally gets the “green light” to complain (after she first requests permission from the jug-eared moron) about how these purposefully detrimental policies are adversely effecting the region on a Saturday night when no one is paying attention, in order to appear as though she is acting to rectify the situation, despite the fact that this unconstitutional “de facto” moratorium has been in place for months. Did I leave anything out?


4 posted on 02/13/2011 6:37:54 AM PST by Common Sense 101
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To: Libloather

As ignorant as Manchin who sold out his state too.


5 posted on 02/13/2011 6:42:52 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Common Sense 101

I’m no supporter of Mary Landrieu (despite being from Louisisna), but she has been chastising Obama about the moratorium since the beginning. This is just one more instance.


6 posted on 02/13/2011 6:44:25 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Libloather

Oh you silly girl, your boy zero and his posse of radical a##hats with the help of “pay no attention to the men behind the curtain” mob are deliberatley destroying everything associated with American capitolism. You just happened to get caught in the middle. It sucks being you but Im sure you’ll get over it quickly being part of the clown posse that will go down in history as being responsible for the destruction of America. There now don’t you feel good, like a tingling up yor leg good? Now shut up and do what your told


7 posted on 02/13/2011 6:45:13 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Wonder Warthog

Arrggg.....Louisiana, not “Louisisna”. I really can spell, but sometimes my typing.......!


8 posted on 02/13/2011 6:45:22 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: Common Sense 101

“Did I leave anything out?”

Let’s not forget about the Louisiana purchase deal she made
on the healthcare bill.

Mary, when you deal with the Devil, you shouldn’t act all
shocked and surprised when you end up getting the short end
of the stick.


9 posted on 02/13/2011 6:45:31 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: Libloather

The stupid bimbo supported eveything The Zero did for two years, so now she sees the damage and stupidity of her actions.

She needs replaced.


10 posted on 02/13/2011 6:45:35 AM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: Libloather

Your party did this Mary! Your leader, your FAULT! Climb into bed with dogs, get up with fleas MARY!


11 posted on 02/13/2011 6:45:51 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: Libloather

Not just off-shore oil - Obama is driving a stake through the heart of some of America’s major energy supplies - oil, coal and electricity


12 posted on 02/13/2011 6:46:54 AM PST by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Libloather
"By national standards, Landrieu is among the most conservative Democrats in the U.S. Senate, and is a member of the New Democrat Coalition."

Not up for reelection until 2012. Roman Catholic. Las Vegas odds that she's the next Republican Senator from Lousiana? Anyone?

13 posted on 02/13/2011 6:50:44 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: 2001convSVT

When I see her switch parties, I’ll know she is mad.


14 posted on 02/13/2011 6:52:32 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: Libloather

The only reason Landrieu is complaining is because it affects her campaign contributions from the oil industry.

Without that money, she has no chance at re-election.


15 posted on 02/13/2011 6:58:48 AM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Libloather
How many more rigs have to leave and how many more businesses have to close before it realizes the havoc the de facto moratorium is wrecking on the Gulf Coast?

All of them.

16 posted on 02/13/2011 6:59:36 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Libloather

Cmon Mary, don’t you want to slap him?


17 posted on 02/13/2011 7:07:46 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (BYOST -- bring your own sark tag. Thank you.)
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To: Sooth2222

You forgot that her last name is Landrieu, that means a hell of a lot in Louisiana.


18 posted on 02/13/2011 7:13:35 AM PST by Raymann
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To: King_Corey

They are in contempt of court RE: Gulf drilling...

They are continuing to implement a law ruled unconstitutional, i.e. ObamaCare

They are ignoring subpoenas in the Black Panther case...

They think they can get away with whatever they want...

One day, hopefully soon, they will be held accountable...


19 posted on 02/13/2011 7:16:06 AM PST by Former MSM Viewer
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To: kevslisababy

Louisiana GOP would be nuts if they allowed nobama’s ho mary to switch. Let her go down with the sorass/nobama ship.

LA needs to learn the hard lesson to NOT ELECT DEMS. Maybe they are.


20 posted on 02/13/2011 7:16:48 AM PST by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Libloather
Sen. Mary Landrieu fails to realize the Obama plan is working

Living on sunshine, wind and unicorns who fart skittles for propulsion

21 posted on 02/13/2011 7:27:51 AM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

She’s been much more effective simply because she and the President are in the same party.

Hint hint.

Thanks Libloather.


22 posted on 02/13/2011 7:34:30 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Sooth2222
“Las Vegas odds that she's the next Republican Senator from Lousiana? “

My thoughts exactly. The Landrieu name has been a fixture in Louisiana politics for at least ninetyleven years. So if she switches, I would also I would also look for several others in her family to switch, including her brother, the mayor of New Orleans.

23 posted on 02/13/2011 7:35:29 AM PST by Tupelo
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To: Libloather
THIS MARY LANDRIEU?

Limbaugh said, “That may be folks, that may be, the most expensive prostitute in the history of prostitution, and she’s bragging about it. Mary Landrieu bragging about a $300 million payoff from Dingy Harry to get her vote on this healthcare scam on Saturday night.”


24 posted on 02/13/2011 7:37:14 AM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Fear God and Government - especially when one tries to become the other!)
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To: Common Sense 101
This Landrieu gal is either totally IGNANT or she's a con-artist.

If she's serious best she resign and let's get a Senator in there who can do the job.

Now Manchin can be dealt with by a group of coal miners with shovels I am sure ~ first time he tries visiting the mines.

25 posted on 02/13/2011 7:51:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Popman

I think that the long-term damage here is that business can’t commit to spending tens of billions of dollars over a decades based upon the whims of politicians. Even if O says “drill away” today, how do you know that he or the courts won’t change their minds next month? A year from now?


26 posted on 02/13/2011 8:03:45 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: King_Corey
Stupid news reporter didn’t mention that the Obama administration is in CONTEMPT OF COURT and has been ruled againstt for the de-facto moratorium.

Nor did the "reporter" think to provide the name of the driller that declared bankruptcy, unless I missed it.
27 posted on 02/13/2011 8:27:58 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Common Sense 101

Actually, she was re-elected in 2008, so she won’t run again until 2014.


28 posted on 02/13/2011 8:33:44 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Libloather

I think at a majority of Freepers know that the plan is to kill America buy killing the energy industry.

The real questions are:

What do we do about it??

How much longer do we wait for action to reverse this, is taken???

How long do we have until it is TOO LATE???


29 posted on 02/13/2011 8:41:58 AM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Libloather
Hey Mary!@!!!!

You're one of them!!

We not gonna be able to forget next time!

30 posted on 02/13/2011 8:52:03 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Wonder Warthog

While I agree she has been on the right side of this issue from the beginning one has to question her party. I wonder if she was as concerned about the “Delta Smelt protection” in California and the impact that had on California farmers.

The left has adopted the anti-capitalism plank of the radical environmentalists. They pay back their political donors and base with government subsidies to “green jobs” and alternative energies which don’t work but line their pockets quite nicely.

Let’s ask Mary to tour the damage in California and see if catches the irony of the same type of policy implemented in another state and industry.


31 posted on 02/13/2011 8:58:03 AM PST by volunbeer
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To: Libloather

That’s the plan, Mary.

No coal either. No Nat gas. 5$ at the pump


32 posted on 02/13/2011 9:00:29 AM PST by Oystir
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Too little coffee this morning. She runs again in 2014.

If she became a Republican, she'd probably have a job until they carried her out of the office.

33 posted on 02/13/2011 9:27:24 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Libloather

Democrats will pass any regulations to hamstring everyone else but God forbid somebody ***** with their honey-pot.

Straight hypocritical in one sense and completely blind and deaf that giving power to the government to run over other’s interests,puts your interests on the hook as well.


34 posted on 02/13/2011 10:07:52 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: Libloather

The Republicans need to be hitting Barry over the head with this 24/7.


35 posted on 02/13/2011 11:01:08 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Only two things come from Texas and I see you're wearing an "I Heart Austin" t-shirt)
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To: Libloather

maybe some dems are realizing what is happening and they want no part of it all?
Or are they just distancing themselves from zero to save their soiled butts?


36 posted on 02/13/2011 3:03:43 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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