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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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KEYWORDS: bush; drilling; energy; executiveorder; offshoredrilling; oil
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To: Fox_Mulder77

He just put Ms. Pelosi into check. This is a good move, we’ll see if Congress responds in kind.


151 posted on 07/14/2008 8:10:32 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: beckysueb

I went back and re-read my post and I can see how that could have happened. No biggie. ;-)


152 posted on 07/14/2008 8:11:32 AM PDT by KansasGirl (We seem to panic about imaginary beasts, when real monsters quietly devour us.--VDH)
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To: AD from SpringBay
He just put Ms. Pelosi into check. This is a good move, we’ll see if Congress responds in kind.

Well the Republicans in Congress have already said they are going to keep Congress in session for the August break....... now they have a solid topic to rail on: "We won't go on break until we lift the ban on offshore drilling."

153 posted on 07/14/2008 8:13:30 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: AU72
This will make the greenies turn red.

?????

The Greenies have always been Red!

they are watermelons....green on the outside and red on the inside.

154 posted on 07/14/2008 8:14:29 AM PDT by Vaquero (" an armed society is a polite society" Heinlein "MOLON LABE!" Leonidas of Sparta)
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To: beckysueb

I think he has tried to pass an energy plan more than once. Even under the previous Congresses, the dims could filibuster.


155 posted on 07/14/2008 8:14:45 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: avacado

The average price in 2001 was $19 to $30.

http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/rclc1m.htm

Drilling and exploration leases didn’t come to a complete stand still, but it certainly slowed way down.

If President Bush had done this in 2001, the survey crews would have welcomed the work hired by the MMS. It probably would have taken until 2003 for the actual lease sales to occur. With average prices ranging from $28-$36, there certainly would have been bidding, but not the huge prices that would come today.

A couple more years for detailed survey work and exploratory drilling as prices rose to an average of $46 to $65 in 2005.

I think if he had done this early 2001 we would be see platforms being built today and production not far away.


156 posted on 07/14/2008 8:15:31 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Old Sarge

Hey, good point! Maybe we should all bring this up when we call to thank him for this latest news. Nothing major just a few words about securing the border. Get across two points with one phone call.


157 posted on 07/14/2008 8:16:36 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: beckysueb

When I was a kid I didn’t understand how the government could allow the great depression to go on, year after year, and not take action to stop it. Now I totally understand.


158 posted on 07/14/2008 8:18:55 AM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: beckysueb

Just called Cantwell of Washington state and was told that she has never supported off-shore drilling and hasn’t made up her mind how she will vote when this comes up in Congress. She has “grave environmental concerns”. I told the guy on the phone that her job is not secure come this November and that her “environmental” concerns are affecting the US economy.


159 posted on 07/14/2008 8:19:30 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: KansasGirl

Thats ok. All that matters is that we are on the same side. LOL


160 posted on 07/14/2008 8:19:47 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: dragnet2
Did you have to press 1 for English?

IDIOT

161 posted on 07/14/2008 8:20:01 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I just called the WH and left a message saying how glad I am that President Bush is doing this.


162 posted on 07/14/2008 8:20:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Fox_Mulder77

I just called too. The operator sounded like she was chewing on something. LOL


163 posted on 07/14/2008 8:21:29 AM PDT by Kaslin (Vote Democrat if you like high gas prices at the pump)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Good.


164 posted on 07/14/2008 8:21:34 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: beckysueb

That’s right. Drill here! Drill now!

Nancy Pelosi’s #

(202) 225-0100

Just left her a message.


165 posted on 07/14/2008 8:21:50 AM PDT by KansasGirl (We seem to panic about imaginary beasts, when real monsters quietly devour us.--VDH)
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To: thackney

That makes sense.


166 posted on 07/14/2008 8:21:51 AM PDT by avacado
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To: DallasBiff

Very true. People vote their pocketbooks except in time of war. We got both issues, rightcheeah. It’s the economy, stupid.


167 posted on 07/14/2008 8:21:51 AM PDT by ichabod1 (If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it.)
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To: Ditter

I haven’t seen this on CNBC yet and it’s 11:21 a.m. already.


168 posted on 07/14/2008 8:22:11 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Fox_Mulder77
This is going to help Republican candidates for the House and Senate enormously in their campaigns.

Obama is undoubtedly deftly shifting ground on this issue as we speak. He has to. He's been so opposed to drilling he probably doesn't even go to the dentist.

Leni

169 posted on 07/14/2008 8:22:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Stay Home or vote Barr for Obamination, more Taxation, Regulation, Litigation and Ginzburgization)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Good for you! Its time we do the same thing we did durring the amnesty fiasco. That even caused McCain to change his mind. Sort of.


170 posted on 07/14/2008 8:23:05 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Kaslin

When I called, it was a guy who sounded like a bored teenager and didn’t understand my southern accent.


171 posted on 07/14/2008 8:24:50 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77
Republican politicians should stop refering to it as ANWR or as having 10 billion barrels of oil. They should say "We have 1.45 trillion dollars worth of oil sitting in Alaska".

Boy do we need a communicator in our party.

172 posted on 07/14/2008 8:25:23 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (Obamafeld, "A CAMPAIGN ABOUT NOTHING".)
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To: Enterprise

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

Got to have the Federal court so the rats can claim they want to, but.....


173 posted on 07/14/2008 8:26:18 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: fishtank
This could have been done, what, seven years ago???

Seven years ago the massive increase in the price of oil had not begun. Oil was still cheap.

174 posted on 07/14/2008 8:27:19 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: DungeonMaster

I know and sadly McCain isn’t much better. I wish we had Bobby Jindahl. He is a great communicator. Maybe in 2012. I just hope America lasts that long.


175 posted on 07/14/2008 8:27:49 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: avacado

Today it does to you and me. But trying to recover from the 1998~1999 which was still have effects on us in 2003, it was hard to see it in our crystal balls.

It almost certainly would have helped the industry recover or keep from falling so far. It probably would have helped keep down the peak pricing.

But so few oil companies had much of any capital to spend back then, it may not have made much difference.

But I suspect the government hiring out the survey crews would have kept the blood letting from getting so bad.


176 posted on 07/14/2008 8:29:25 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Lets drill and drill now !


177 posted on 07/14/2008 8:29:34 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: beckysueb

Well, it seems that Cantwell’s office is the only one who wanted to argue with a voter. The other two congressmen’s offices I called just took down my comments and promised to pass them along. More people here in Washington state need to flood Cantwell’s office with calls and get her attention as to just what the will of the people is!!


178 posted on 07/14/2008 8:30:33 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: dfwgator

I love that show....


179 posted on 07/14/2008 8:31:25 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Some days it is not worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

The liberal environmentalists will sue and take the case to the 9th Circuit, where they will get an injunction against offshore drilling (Because it “Harms the Whales” or some other excuse).


180 posted on 07/14/2008 8:31:42 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Dixie Yooper

If the women can’t find you handsome, at least they can find you handy.


181 posted on 07/14/2008 8:32:33 AM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Some days it is not worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

But unfortuneately, unless it is done in numbers big enough to actually shut down phone lines and get the medias attention, we are usually ignored.


182 posted on 07/14/2008 8:33:40 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: beckysueb

Every office I call I remind them of their approval rating! lol Just called another one! :~)


183 posted on 07/14/2008 8:34:21 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: Fox_Mulder77
About time! This car doesn't run on wind or solar: FB Launch
184 posted on 07/14/2008 8:34:26 AM PDT by FlashBack (www.proudpatriots.org/www.woundedwarriorproject.org/www.moveamericaforward.org)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

LOL Good move!!


185 posted on 07/14/2008 8:34:50 AM PDT by beckysueb (Drill here! Drill now!)
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To: avacado

“Given that I am in the industry?”

For somebody who is ignorant of the percentage & volume of domestic oil that has been drilled in America for less than $20 a barrel over the past 38 years, I’d say you are in the wrong industry and overpaid! LMAO


186 posted on 07/14/2008 8:35:33 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

bump


187 posted on 07/14/2008 8:37:10 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Is Cantwell up for re-election this year or 2010? If this year do we have a decent GOP candidate?


188 posted on 07/14/2008 8:38:18 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (Barack Hussein Obama- The Only Candidate Who Makes John Kerry Look Steadfast and Principled.)
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To: beckysueb

So have you called? ;~) People are just finding this out about what the President has promised to do. Give the people a little time to get the news! I’ve called 4 so far. Reminded them of their approval rating, to vote the will of the people, that the US is the safest in the world when it comes to drilling, that there were no spills during any of the Gulf hurricanes, etc. ~ and their job is NOT secure come this November!


189 posted on 07/14/2008 8:38:27 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: Aggie Mama
Waiting for more details before I do the Snoopy happy dance.

Yeah, me too. Expect it to continue to allow individual states to ban it in waters off their coasts. Which, if so, will mean that we still can't go after a lot of oil. Like the dipwads in CA & FL. Although I'd like to know what right FL has to say anything about drilling 100 miles out.

190 posted on 07/14/2008 8:38:46 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: kellynla

In my opinion, Kellynla, you are really out of line.

Someone is offering you some valid information, and you insult him. Shame on you.


191 posted on 07/14/2008 8:38:48 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: Wil H
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

In campaign 2000 one of issue was that he would review all of Clinton's land grab EO's. If he ever did he must have agreed with all of them as he hasn't lifted a single one. I'm still hacked about that.

192 posted on 07/14/2008 8:39:33 AM PDT by Current Occupant (IF we can't drill our way out of this, then we will not survive as a NATION!!!!!)
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Good for him. Let the games begin...


193 posted on 07/14/2008 8:39:43 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: princeofdarkness

Haven’t a clue. I just moved here within the past couple years and don’t know much about the reps yet. With the election coming up, I’m about to start the crash course.


194 posted on 07/14/2008 8:40:47 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett ("Some people are alive only because it is illegal to kill them.")
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To: dfwgator

Hmm, he’ll be Green Red?


195 posted on 07/14/2008 8:41:48 AM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Kaslin

LOL


196 posted on 07/14/2008 8:42:08 AM PDT by angcat (Indian name "She who yells too much")
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To: Fox_Mulder77

This was the correct time to do it. Even so congress has to lift their end to open the drilling. If they don’t it puts them in a bad light.
Regardless it will surely help reduce prices in a trickle type effect over time.

It is about time we as a people started some type of petition to our congress to lift the ban and put pressure on them to do so. Political creatures that they are won’t disapprove of it when elections are coming up if we make enough noise.


197 posted on 07/14/2008 8:43:10 AM PDT by Munz (Infiltrate Interrogate Eradicate NEXT!)
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To: thackney

On September 12, 2001 it would have been supported wholeheartedly.


198 posted on 07/14/2008 8:43:31 AM PDT by Betty Jane
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To: Fox_Mulder77

Way to go, Mr. President!


199 posted on 07/14/2008 8:44:53 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

Nevermind. She is due for re-election in 2012.


200 posted on 07/14/2008 8:45:25 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (Barack Hussein Obama- The Only Candidate Who Makes John Kerry Look Steadfast and Principled.)
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