Skip to comments.Breaking News: President Bush to Lift Executive Ban on Offshore Drilling
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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That way he can do another end-run around Congressional approval.
LoL! A prohibitive general offshore drilling law about to sunset in September. LoL! It sure does explains the president Bush’s timing to lift the executive ban. HeeeHaaaa....
This would be ideal. But, didn't oil companies in the U.S. stop drilling years ago because they couldn't compete with Mid. East? So they had to stop drilling because it cost too much.
If we now drill successfully, can't you see the Mid. East oil companies doing the same thing again, lower the price of a barrel, and again force U.S. to close down?
I'm not an economist—just thinking!!!
And if Congress doesn’t go along and lift the ban at least the American people will know who and what they are voting for in November. There will be no excuses like “well, I didn’t know.”
Yes, but with the exception of the tax cut, which has an expiration date, the President's domestic legacy is,.... for lack of a better word abysmal.
Exactly. Also, the Governor’s blocking liquified coal should be flogged. That oil heating crisis and the airlines pain could have been outright averted as liquified coal can be used for deisel engines and heating oil. Hey, where’ all that love for Hugo Chavez gone these days?!? As predicted, it is non-existant but the Dems sure got to look like good these last couple of years to a handful of old ladies.
Just another gimmick. Everyone knows we can’t drill our way out of this. /sarc
Then the legal eagles must become Patriots as well and go on the counter-offensive. All Americans must decide if we want to continue this historical experiment of freedom or if we want a continuation of 10,000 years of the gods and clods government system. If you want it, be prepared to serve.
Look at the future’s market for oil. It’s about $140 per barrel through 2016. The global market is predicting our do-nothing-government will ‘stay the course’ for the forseeable future. Let’s hope millions of people worldwide are wrong about the American people.
In-between heavy lifting by the little guy will crop up on innovation. Let’s also hope the little guy is no longer ignored by the investment and banking community. The old tall, dying trees are blocking the sunlight from reaching the saplings and seeds. Now the forest has started to burn. Let’s hope the government GETS OUT OF THE WAY instead of attempting to put out the old trees fires with a squirt gun... Not fair the little guy has to do all the heavy lifting but history tells us we will whether we like it or not.
About damn time! Ten to one Nanny Pelosi and Dingy Harry will find a bunch of reasons to roadblock Congress lifting its own silly ban on drilling off US shores.
I believe it sunsets in September unless Congress takes action to renew the ban. It's then up to the Republican Senators to block it.
Exactly. Al Gore preached about coal liquification in 1999 when he was running for office. Now the head vampire says that oil and coal are dirty and ruining our planet and Harry Reid and 100 million voters agree. In fact, so does Russia, who is not renewing Exxon Mobile’s land permits to build a natural gas and oil pipeline there. Great global example of how government’s SHOULD lie to confuse the masses. Even the great propoganda artists of Russia are impressed.
I hope you’re right. The dems might be better off to let it die a quiet death and let the drilling begin. They could lose their shirts in the election if they hold a vote to extend.
Republicans must open there wallets for the Internet, something the Dems caught onto years ago and Republicans have not.
I’m hoping this slides thru, but expect the usual from our Rat enemies.
That sums most the problems the President has had these past few years. I loved Arie Fleischer. He has proven irreplacable.
Is that all we need? Does Congress have a say?
America's energy demands have grown, and America's energy exploration has decreased. Some of which was under the fantasy of finding alternatives to oil.
I have absolutely no problem with oil companies making a profit off of their product. Oil is too cheap and plentiful to ignore, unless complete misery is what we want.
Relying on a yet to be invented, non-existing and cheaper alternatives to oil, is self defeating.