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Posted on 02/17/2011 2:49:35 PM PST by Nachum
Federal Court Orders Obama Administration to Act on Stalled Deepwater Drilling Permits
Calls permitting delays "unreasonable, unacceptable and unjustified"
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the Obama Administration's de facto drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico was once again struck down in Federal Court. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman granted a preliminary injunction requiring that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) act within 30 days on five pending permit applications from Ensco.
"The court has now clearly found that the Obama Administration's refusal to act on permits is causing irreparable harm to companies, families and people of the Gulf," said House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings. "The President's de facto moratorium is destroying American jobs, hurting our economy and forcing businesses to move overseas.
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As We The People can see clearly, The Regime has no regard for the law unless, of course, it’s a Liberal judge shoving it to We The People on Zero’s orders. Master plan?
This is grounds for impeachment, defying valid court orders.
This judge deserves the Medal of Freedom.
Pray for America
What I don’t understand is why doesn’t the judge just tell them to go ahead and drill? I know the agency could then fine them but all the company would have to do is file in court for release and the judge could grant it.
They want to play hard ball so can the judge.
Thanks for these updates!
Amen! There are at least 2 Judges and 1 LT Col who make me proud to be an American. These are real men. We should thank God for them and pray there will be more. If not we will not have a country.
The 0bama-Democrat-RINO (Progressive) "No Domestic Energy Policy!"
"As a result of the uncertainties surrounding the offshore drilling moratorium, we are actively seeking international opportunities to keep our rigs fully employed," Dickerson said. "We greatly regret the loss of U.S. jobs that will result from this rig relocation."
It is not just Gulf operations that are being effected either.
Let's not leave the refineries out.
Then there are the land-based oil leases.
Judge Grills Feds on Pulling Drilling Leases
"A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah."
Obama Administration Blocking 103 Gulf Drilling Permits February 03, 2011
this is a criminal enterprise, the White House and the democrats...all of them....just another arm of the mob
If Obama doesn’t act, the judge should just approve all pending applications and to make it sting a little mote, pre-approve any applications submitted in the next 90 days.
BO will simply swat the judge's ruling away, just as he did in the the interview with the other BO.
Thanks for posting this, I’ve been putting off writing an article on 0bama’s approach to US energy, couldn’t narrow it down to an outline. Now I’ve no excuse! :)
I'll be looking for a ping when you git 'er done. ;-)