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The Obama Moratorium: No offshore drilling while hes in office
Washington Examiner ^ | 03/10/10 1:19 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth

Posted on 03/10/2010 2:20:50 PM PST by Former Military Chick

The Obama administration’s six-month delay in approving new offshore drilling leases in federal waters will become a new three-year ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quietly told reporters last Friday. Which means that no new oil and gas leases will be approved during President Obama’s term even though two –thirds of the American public supports such activity, according to a December 2009 Rasmussen poll.

Sixty percent also believe that gas and oil prices will drop if the government allows offshore drilling, opening up an estimate 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

On July 14, 2008 President George W. Bush lifted an executive ban on Outer Continental Shelf leasing. On October 1, 2008, in a bipartisan agreement, Congress lifted another longstanding ban on new oil and gas leasing in the OCS.

Drilling was supposed to begin this July. But Salazar said he intends to discard the 2010-2015 lease plan developed by the Bush administration in favor of a new plan that won’t even go into effect until 2012.

“Secretary Salazar has finally confirmed what had long been feared – that the Obama Administration has no intention of opening up new areas for offshore drilling during his four-years in office,” said Rep. Doc Hastings, the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee.

So for the next three years and probably more, trillions of dollars in domestic energy assets will remain untouched while billions of dollars more are spent on foreign oil.


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To: Gabrial

The rest of the drones won’t be awakened until gas hits $5/gal.Rising fuel prices can put a real hurtin’ on the strapped economy as is. The drones will still blame Bush and his oil croney men while the Feds grab a lionshare of petrol tax dollars. FUBAR.


41 posted on 03/10/2010 2:45:44 PM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: CIDKauf

This is bogus.


42 posted on 03/10/2010 2:46:13 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Get ready for it because it will be here sooner than you know.


43 posted on 03/10/2010 2:47:57 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Former Military Chick

100% approved and with consent of the governed!


44 posted on 03/10/2010 2:48:18 PM PST by devistate one four ( Kimber .45 CDP Ultra 230 gn. hard ball. OOHRAH! TET68)
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To: Former Military Chick

You simply do not understand. Obozo will not allow off-shore drilling because it would dilute the power of his masters (Saudi’s) and because he intends to “nationalize the oil companies soon”.

Commies are not stupid, just evil. He is/was & will forever be one.

Why do you think he wants to close GUITMO? He has promised to give it back to El Hefe Fidel. Professional courtesy from one commie to another.


45 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:12 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: EagleClaw

“I suspect there’s a little battle coming between DC and Richmond.”

Let’s hope it turns out better than the last time...


46 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:12 PM PST by jessduntno ("We need to pass ObamaCare so that the public can find out what's in the bill." - Nanny Pelosi)
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To: Former Military Chick
Come on, is anyone shocked here? Nothing that happens within the next 34 months should surprise any one of us.

Barry’s Theme: Kill The USA!

There should be a list of outlandish things that could occur under Mr. Messiah’s watch and a betting line on the date it is to occur. We could call it Bambi’s Ashura Wish List.

. Muslims in particular use the day to commemorate the martyrdom of Hussein. http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/holydays/ashura.shtml What the hell has happened to my country?

47 posted on 03/10/2010 2:49:15 PM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: Former Military Chick

Every day, in every way, I dislike 0 more and more.


48 posted on 03/10/2010 2:52:44 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Former Military Chick

and I am suppose to be surprised at this?

this is a given along with no new nuclear power plants...just wait and see.


49 posted on 03/10/2010 2:55:14 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: Parley Baer

Obama doesn’t care about people. To him they are just pawns to use and dispose of for his purposes.


50 posted on 03/10/2010 2:56:57 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: FourPeas

If liberals write the history about him, you will not recognize who it is.


51 posted on 03/10/2010 2:59:12 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: milwguy

Graham is either an idiot or a willing accomplice.


52 posted on 03/10/2010 3:00:04 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Argus

Yep. A few million in untraceable $100-$200 donations and they get hundreds of billions in return.


53 posted on 03/10/2010 3:03:03 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Former Military Chick
Could we get an Arab embargo, now that we need it? OTH, It probably wouldn't change his mind anyway.
54 posted on 03/10/2010 3:03:20 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Crim

It is a new outrage from the WH EVERY day.


55 posted on 03/10/2010 3:04:21 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Truth - Reality through the eyes of God.)
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To: Parley Baer

Dems and ewhacks WANT gasoline at $7 - $8 a gallon. This cannot be let go for three years.


56 posted on 03/10/2010 3:04:50 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Lions Gate
Another incredibly stupid decision

Something tells me that it was a well calculated decision.

President Reagan declared, "The best is yet to come." I'm afraid Obama is going to declare, "You ain't seen nothing yet."

57 posted on 03/10/2010 3:08:06 PM PST by oyez (The difference in genius and stupidity is that genius has it limits.)
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To: Former Military Chick

O, is one sick puppy....


58 posted on 03/10/2010 3:08:21 PM PST by thinking
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Or both...


59 posted on 03/10/2010 3:08:50 PM PST by Crim
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To: Former Military Chick

So...it’s OK for him to give money to Brazil for them to do some offshore drilling, but we’re not going to do any?

I guess once Soros buys an American oil company, he’ll make an exception.


60 posted on 03/10/2010 3:09:58 PM PST by woweeitsme
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