Skip to comments.Thanks for Small Favors, President Obama
Posted on 03/10/2011 3:14:53 AM PST by Scanian
On Feb. 28, just after Interior Secretary Salazar declared that he was not satisfied with Gulf drilling safety standards, President Obama's drilling czar, Michael Bromwich, announced that a permit had been approved to resume deep-water drilling 70 miles off the Louisiana coast. Not a new permit, mind you, but one for a project that had already begun drilling before the Deepwater Horizon accident in April 2010. In the months ahead, Bromwich hinted, there might be more approvals, even approval for a new deep-water well. Maybe so, maybe not.
That's the way it works with crony socialism. Just to show how business-friendly he can be, Obama agrees to the resumption of drilling on one deep-water well. That well, operated by Noble Energy, was approved after Noble signed up capping equipment produced by Helix Well Containment Group that met the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement's new standards.
If the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement ("BOEMRE") seems like a mouthful, it's the same agency that used to be known as the Minerals Management Service ("MMS"). In line with its expanded appellation and newly appointed director -- a veteran of the Clinton Justice Department -- the agency has taken on a much more aggressive role in regulating offshore drilling, so much so that practically no drilling has taken place.
This is the way bureaucracy operates under crony socialism. Permits trickle out at a pace decided by a bureaucrat who has spent his entire career in government at the direction of a President who has never worked outside government (inside government either, many would say).
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He has got to go, no uhbummer appointees, time to drill baby drill, shale mining, natural gas, an effort on the level with ww2 mobilization to build refineries and drill our resources..
The haughty ruling class hands out crumbs as a sort of amusement.
Anti American, pro islamic, pro fag, pro baby murdering communist satanists.
As long as Obama rules, America declines.