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Breaking News: President Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling
Fox News ^ | July 14, 2008

Posted on 07/14/2008 7:18:47 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77

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Breaking News >> President Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; drilling; energy; executiveorder; offshoredrilling; oil
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1 posted on 07/14/2008 7:18:49 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Great news


2 posted on 07/14/2008 7:19:42 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This will be fun.


3 posted on 07/14/2008 7:19:57 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: Kaslin

Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/14/2008 7:20:18 AM PDT by Fury
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Queen Pelosi is not amused...


5 posted on 07/14/2008 7:20:27 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Obamamaniacs idiot's one and all !)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Waiting for more details before I do the Snoopy happy dance.


6 posted on 07/14/2008 7:20:29 AM PDT by Aggie Mama
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Might as well include ANWAR.....ASAP!!!
7 posted on 07/14/2008 7:21:00 AM PDT by musicman
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This could have been done, what, seven years ago???


8 posted on 07/14/2008 7:21:53 AM PDT by fishtank (FIRST defeat Obama. ------------------ THEN resist McCain. ---------- A good plan.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Her face reminds of the Joker’s mug and it is melting as we speak./Just Asking - seoul62......


9 posted on 07/14/2008 7:21:55 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This will make the greenies turn red.


10 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:24 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Hmm....

I want to hear Jesse Jackson's comment about it :-) .....

11 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:31 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: fishtank

When did Bush find his b*lls?


12 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:35 AM PDT by MrLee (Sha'alu Shalom Yerushalyim!! God bless Eretz Israel.)
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To: musicman

I don’t think any drilling can take place unless Congress also lifts the ban.


13 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:35 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Bout damned time. Does a happy dance...


14 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:35 AM PDT by meanie monster
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To: Kaslin
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Bush is planning to lift an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. In a Rose Garden statement on Monday, the president plans to lift the ban. But by itself, the move will not lead to more drilling off America's coastline.

Congress must still lift its own legislative ban before offshore drilling can happen.

White House press secretary Dana Perino says Bush is acting now in hopes of spurring Congress to act. So far, lawmakers have shown no interest in doing so.

15 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:55 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Well, gee, I didn’t know he could do that. So I wonder why this wasn’t done yesterday?


16 posted on 07/14/2008 7:22:55 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
The first executive order was issued by Bush 41, then extended by Clinton and Bush 43, until this flip-flop.

Since the GOP willingly allows the DNC to define Republicans as evil Oil swindlers, there is no surprise the Bush 41 and 43 went along with this self defeating policy. Too late now, the rats run the ship.

17 posted on 07/14/2008 7:23:00 AM PDT by lormand ("The Planet is fine, the people are $%#ed up" - George Carlin)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I don’t think this will do much without congressional action as well.


18 posted on 07/14/2008 7:23:58 AM PDT by flyfree (http://www.gopplatform2008.com)
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To: AU72
"This will make the greenies turn red."

Green is the new Red

19 posted on 07/14/2008 7:23:59 AM PDT by lormand ("The Planet is fine, the people are $%#ed up" - George Carlin)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
The ball is in their court now.
20 posted on 07/14/2008 7:24:27 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Williams

The ball is now in the Pelosi/Reid court.


21 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:07 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (Bolshecrat, where patriotism is replacing the stars in the flag with hammers and sickles.)
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To: fishtank
"This could have been done, what, seven years ago???"

As someone in the energy industry I would say seven years ago the indusrty was depressd with super low crude oil prices. It would have hurt more than help all the people in the industry and their families. Massive lay offs back then already.

Now the time is right.

22 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:22 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Williams

Exactly-putting the ball in their court right before the elections.


23 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:22 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I can't sit this election out. Obama must be stopped.)
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To: Williams

“I don’t think any drilling can take place unless Congress also lifts the ban.”

That’s the beauty of this move. Congress called him on the Executive Order when President Bush called for drilling offshore. Now he is placing the ball squarely in Congress’ court. The public will not see Congress, even more, as an obstacle to lower fuel prices. Congress now has to “put up or shut up” on offshore drilling.

President Bush is backing Reid and Pelosi into a corner and with their 9% approval rating, it’s not going to be pretty.


24 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:25 AM PDT by MissouriConservative (Never pick a fight with an ugly person; they've got nothing to lose.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Has this had any effect on the market yet?


25 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:30 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: musicman

I agree, Bush needs to declare an economic emergency and open ANWR to oil drilling.


26 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:39 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: fishtank
35 years ago when the Saudi's were holding us hostage at the gas pump!

It is a good move, but all part of the political theater both parties put on for elections. Screw these bastards on both sides of the aisle. We need to replace them all with leaders and not reactionaries only interested in their own political butts.

27 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:45 AM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?")
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Should have been done in 2001, like on Jan 23, 2001. Or even on September 12, 2001.


28 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:47 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

‘bout time...it only took him SEVEN FRIGGIN’ YEARS to do it!

gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

now it’ll take congress another SEVEN FRIGGIN’ YEARS to follow suit!


29 posted on 07/14/2008 7:25:51 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Williams

They better lift the ban. 90 percent of the people want drilling and that includes democrats


30 posted on 07/14/2008 7:26:17 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: AU72
This will make the greenies turn red.

But what about Red Green?

31 posted on 07/14/2008 7:26:37 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: MissouriConservative

I love it!


32 posted on 07/14/2008 7:26:38 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: Fox_Mulder77

It’s time to call attention to these turds who want us to have GAS PAINS.


33 posted on 07/14/2008 7:26:59 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Manic_Episode; depressed in 06

Use of the term “Ball in their court” Gold, Silver, and a distant Bronze.


34 posted on 07/14/2008 7:27:25 AM PDT by MattinNJ (I can't sit this election out. Obama must be stopped.)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Queen Pelosi is not amused...

Her face will explode momentarily.
35 posted on 07/14/2008 7:27:35 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Rush on McCain: "We're so screwed.")
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To: lormand

It would have been nice if he had done this while he had a majority in the House and Senate. Government is so backasswards. So this means that even if the Congress had passed legislation to drill, it would have been impossible anyway because of the exeutive ban. I wonder why the MSM never mentioned this little detail.


36 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:00 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The article stated legislative bans would need to be lifted as well, however, this is a big step in the right direction. Finally some real action other than just talk. Now, the sniveling, cowardly republican congressman and reps need to grow some backbone and attack the legislative bans rather than playing the role of dim lapdogs.


37 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:04 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: MrLee
When did Bush find his b*lls?

Heck I was beginning to believe he was a eunuch.

38 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:04 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Williams
I think he can issue an Executive Order to make it happen.

Might as well open up the coal in Utah that Clinton closed off for his Indonesian campaign-donatin' buddies also.

I like it when Bill's face turns that real purdy red color.

39 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:27 AM PDT by musicman
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Great news. How long will it be before the first environmental suit is filed in Federal Court?


40 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:27 AM PDT by Enterprise (Let all Democrats have a half vote. They deserve it!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Recalculating!

In 300 feet turn left, then turn left.


41 posted on 07/14/2008 7:28:56 AM PDT by Walmartian
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To: MissouriConservative

Well that is good news.


42 posted on 07/14/2008 7:29:49 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: rawhide

At least it is a start. The Rats need to be pressured to stop using their lame excuses and lift the ban


43 posted on 07/14/2008 7:29:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: avacado

Excuse me, but by buying oil from OPEC, we have been paying for the WOT on BOTH ENDS for DECADES!

DRILL HERE! DRILL NOW!


44 posted on 07/14/2008 7:30:12 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

While you are at it George, lift the ban on mining high grade coal in Utah.

You know, the ban that clinton imposed as quid pro quo payment for the Riadys


45 posted on 07/14/2008 7:30:26 AM PDT by Wil H
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is great but the skeptic in me doesn’t think that Congress will feel any more pressure to act than they already do. After all, each MOC (Member of Congress) knows that while the group’s approval rating is 9%, their own individual standing is not an issue. Therein, I think that they know that their grandstanding and obstructionism only hurts McCain and not themselves.


46 posted on 07/14/2008 7:30:32 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Aggie Mama

47 posted on 07/14/2008 7:30:32 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: rawhide
RH,

Go here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2042904/posts?q=1&;page=51#53

Read Avacado's post as to how much oil might be in ANWR.

IT will make your head spin....

48 posted on 07/14/2008 7:31:10 AM PDT by taildragger (The Answer is Fred Thompson, I do not care what the question is.....)
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To: The South Texan
"Should have been done in 2001, like on Jan 23, 2001. Or even on September 12, 2001."

Bush 43 is reversing his own order which extended the ban until 2012.

This illustrates the folly of allowing yourself to be defined as a puppet of the oil companies. You would think that a former oil businessman turned president would bring more oil independence to our nation, but no, the opposite has happened.

49 posted on 07/14/2008 7:31:17 AM PDT by lormand ("The Planet is fine, the people are $%#ed up" - George Carlin)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Truly, about time.


50 posted on 07/14/2008 7:31:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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