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  • German police arrest two in Berlin in plot to launch 'significant' attack

    CNN)A German special forces unit arrested two men in a Berlin raid Thursday who are accused of plotting "a significant criminal act against state security," according to Berlin authorities. The two men were arrested in the Britz section of the German capital after a search was conducted on an Islamic cultural center, police said.
  • Poll: By a wide margin, Americans oppose bringing Syrian refugees into the country

    11/19/2015 7:23:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/19/2015 | Rick Moran
    A new Bloomberg poll shows that a significant majority of Americans oppose bringing Syrian refugees into the U.S.  By a 53-to-28 margin, Americans disagree with President Obama and many Democrats about admitting the refugees.  Another 11% think that only Christian Syrians should be allowed in. The poll also shows that terrorism concerns about ISIS have risen to the top of American's concerns. More broadly, terrorism and the Islamic State group surged to the top of Americans’ concerns immediately following the deadly attacks, even as Republicans and Democrats remain divided over how best to address threats. The percentage of those...

    11/18/2015 5:52:53 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-18-2015 | BRANDON DARBY & ILDEFONSO ORTIZ
    Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The reports have caused a stir among the sector’s Border Patrol agents. The sources claimed that...
  • At Least 15 US ‘Citizen Terrorists’ Are Also Legal Immigrants

    11/18/2015 4:49:34 PM PST · by GilGil · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Dozens of the U.S. citizens arrested in recent years on terror-related charges are immigrants admitted to the United States legally who later obtained citizenship. More than 70 U.S. residents have been publicly arrested and charged with conspiring to help, attempting to help, or actually helping terror networks such as Islamic State in recent years. At least 15 of them received U.S. citizenship after being admitted to the country legally, including one of the Boston bombers.
  • Liberals Should Knock Off the Mockery Over Calls to Limit Syrian Refugees

    11/18/2015 4:36:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/17/15 | Kevin Drum
    **SNIP** Mocking Republicans over this-as liberals spent much of yesterday doing on my Twitter stream-seems absurdly out of touch to a lot of people. Not just wingnut tea partiers, either, but plenty of ordinary centrists too. It makes them wonder if Democrats seriously see no problem here. Do they care at all about national security? Are they really that detached from reality? The liberal response to this should be far more measured. We should support tight screening. Never mind that screening is already pretty tight. We should highlight the fact that we're accepting a pretty modest number of refugees. In...
  • DC Media Fail: By Nearly 2-to-1 Americans Oppose Obama’s Syrian Refugee Plan

    11/18/2015 1:54:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/18/15 | John Nolte
    For five days a coordinated DC Media has been attacking as racists anyone opposed to President Obama’s plan to resettle thousands of Syrians refugees here in America. A new poll shows that the emotional blackmail being hurled by both Obama and his DC Media allies has failed miserably. By nearly 2-to-1 (53% to 28%), Americans oppose the resettlement program.Bloomberg: (Bloomberg content snipped per FR rules) When you add in the 11% who only want Christian refugees, that adds up to 64% who do not want Muslim refugees from Syria.The American people are compassionate but they are not stupid, nor are...
  • This Is The Most Disturbing Muslim 'Refugee' Video You Will Ever See

    11/18/2015 1:02:13 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 72 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | alex Garryson
    This is what is happening in Europe, and maybe soon to come to our shores. It is sobering.

    11/18/2015 12:59:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16, 2015 | 8:00pm | JULIA HAHN
    s Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)58% prepares a show vote on the nation’s importation of Muslim refugees, a growing group of Congressional conservatives are calling for a reduction or suspension of visa issuances to Muslim nations with jihadist movements. Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz has explained the details of Ryan’s anticipated “bait and switch”: Instead of listening to their constituents and following the calls of 30 governors to shut down Islamic refugee resettlement, Republicans are about to pull the classic bait and switch: pass a phony standalone bill and decline to defund it in the budget bill… Remember Obamacare, executive amnesty,...
  • Refugee ‘Religious Test’ ... Federal Law Requires It

    11/18/2015 9:01:14 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11.18.15 | by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission must establish that ... religion... was or will be at least one central reason for persecuting the applicant. Moreover, to qualify for asylum in the United States, the applicant must be a 'refugee' as defined by federal law. That definition (set forth in Section 1101(a)(42)(A) of Title , U.S. Code) also requires the executive branch to take account of the alien's religion: The...
  • King Of Jordan: "We Are Facing A Third World War"

    11/17/2015 3:13:50 PM PST · by Biggirl · 70 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a news conference in Kosovo’s capital city Priština, King Abdullah of Jordan declared the planet was in the midst of a Third World War.
  • Dutch Parliament Member: We Must Close All Mosques & Ban Islam (Idea that could save America)

    11/17/2015 2:22:24 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/16/2016 | Tim Brown
    The Netherlands had had the voice of Geert Wilders speaking out against the Islamization of the Dutch country for years. Another member of Geert Wilders's Party for Freedom (Partij voor de Vrijheid, PVV), Machiel de Graaf, spoke out and saying, "We must close all mosques and start deporting Muslims." "Without Islam, the Netherlands would be a wonderful country," Graaf began. "I have heard very few speakers yet on this subject, although everyone is of course concerned with their own issues during the budget." Graff provided some vital statisitcs on how the Netherlands is paying for its own destruction by bringing...
  • France, Russia strike Islamic State; Hollande, Putin to meet

    11/17/2015 11:53:28 AM PST · by jpl · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday November 17, 2015 | Chine Labbe and Crispian Balmer
    France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a coordinated onslaught in Paris on Friday and the downing of a Russian charter jet over Sinai on Oct. 31, saying they were in retaliation for French and Russian air raids in Iraq and Syria. Still reeling from the Paris carnage that killed 129 people, France formally requested European Union assistance in its battle and...
  • Germany-Netherlands friendly in Hannover canceled (Possible truckbomb disguised as a ambulance)

    The international friendly between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover has been canceled over security concerns, German police have confirmed. A suspicious object had been found before the game. Less than two hours before kick-off in the international match between Germany and the Netherlands in Hanover, the fixture has been canceled by German police. Police confirmed that an object had been found in the stadium, forcing all personel to be evacuated immediately. Earlier in the evening a "suspicious object" had been discovered by police forces around the stadium. Road blocks were set-up and no fans were allowed to enter the...
  • Sorry, Republican Governors: It’s Illegal To Not Accept Syrian Refugees Into Your State

    11/16/2015 6:09:32 PM PST · by Maceman · 179 replies ^ | November 16, 2015 | Colin Taylor
    The far-right wing in both America and Europe have seized on the Paris terror attacks as an excuse to turn away the thousands of desperate refugees who are fleeing the terror and violence of ISIS. Thirteen American governors (all Republican) have announced they will refuse to accept Syrian refugees in their states, demonstrating a remarkable ignorance of Constitutional law. As ThinkProgress noted, "the Supreme Court explained in Hines v. Davidowitz, "the supremacy of the national power in the general field of foreign affairs, including power over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear by the Constitution." States do not get...
  • Real comprehensive immigration reform....

    07/24/2015 2:00:02 PM PDT · by westcoastwillieg · 5 replies
    7/15/15 | Joe Lynch
    Real comprehensive immigration reform: 1. Secure our borders and ports and provide verifiable metrics 2. End the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment 3. Make eVerify mandatory and enforce it with large fines 4. End chain migration and dual citizenship 5. Institute an immigration moratorium 6. Deport illegal aliens upon contact with any law enforcement agency 7. No local, state or federal government benefits of any kind 8. Any health and/or other care billed back to the home country 9. Lifetime ban on path to citizenship for anyone who entered illegally 10. Make illegal entry a felony with a mandatory...
  • Cedar Falls Conversion Ban Passes

    08/30/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT · by campg · 21 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 8/18/2014 | Mike Anderson
    Cedar Falls conversion ban passes August 18, 2014 10:00 pm • By Mike Anderson(1) Comments Cedar Falls rental moratorium faces fight CEDAR FALLS | City staff have finished writing a resolution to impose a six-month moratorium on new rental permits in parts of the city, but t… Read more Councilman applies for permit to turn his home into rental CEDAR FALLS | At-large councilman Nick Taiber has no plans to rent out his home in the Overman Park neighborhood, but on Aug. 15 he went to Ci… Read more Cedar Falls rental housing task force looks for focus CEDAR FALLS...
  • A Three-Year Obamacare Moratorium

    02/22/2014 9:17:48 AM PST · by ReaganberAlles · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/22/2014 | Larry Kudlow
    So how about this simple 2014 campaign idea: The Republicans, as a party, tell the voters that if they keep the House and recapture the Senate, they will immediately push for a three-year moratorium on Obamacare. On all of it: The mandates. The time extensions. The taxes. The regulations. The job losses. The reductions in hours worked. The part-time hiring. The website. The potential taxpayer bailout of insurance companies. The verification of income. The lack of personal security and threat of ID theft. And the whole wet blanket that Obamacare has thrown over the economy and the health-care system. The...
  • Inslee halts executions in state while he is governor (WA)

    02/11/2014 11:22:12 AM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | February 11, 2014 | Jennifer Sullivan
    Gov. Jay Inslee is calling a moratorium on executions while he is governor. Equal justice under the law is the states primary responsibility, Inslee said during a news conference Tuesday morning. And in death penalty cases, Im not convinced equal justice is being served. Inslee said there was too much at stake in death penalty cases in what he termed an imperfect system. During my term we will not be executing people, Inslee said. Inslee cited the high cost of trials and appeals, the apparent randomness that death penalties are pursued and concerns that executions do not deter crime as...

    03/07/2013 3:55:45 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies ^ | March 7, 2013 | Matt Burrows
    A 45 day moratorium on gun sales has been unanimously approved by the Los Gatos Town Council. The moratorium gives town officials time to come up with a permanent ordinance regulating gun sales. The controversy started when Templar Sports opened in December. Some people had protested they didn't receive enough public notice before the store was issued a business license. The moratorium doesn't affect Templar. Town staff expects to bring a proposed ordinance to the council in four to six months.
  • Noble rig leaves U.S. Gulf for Brazil

    03/04/2011 11:13:03 AM PST · by thackney · 31 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 4, 2011 | Brett Clanton
    Noble Corp. in January announced plans to move one of its deep-water drilling rigs out of the Gulf of Mexico amid a spill-related slowdown in activity. This week, the Swiss-based driller made good on its promise. It loaded the Noble Clyde Boudreaux, an ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, on a ship in Pascagoula, Miss., that will carry the rig 5,000 miles to Brazil, where it has a contract with Shell. That new contract, starting in April, will last for a year and is $290,000 per day less than the previous Gulf lease, Noble said. Noble, Diamond Offshore and other offshore drilling contractors have...
  • Vitter wants answers on Brazil drilling loan; Paul wanted answers too

    03/22/2011 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Crush · 31 replies
    The US Report ^ | 22 March 2011 | Kay Day
    Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) wants answers from the US taxpayer supported Export-Import bank about a $2 billion loan to Brazil for offshore drilling. Vitters home state is suffering under a moratorium imposed by President Barack Obama. Vitter said Louisianians are frustrated and he wants to know why permitting domestically is nearly stalled Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) had questions about ExIMnine years ago when he asked Congress to reject the reauthorization of ExIm for economic, constitutional and moral reasons. Vitter sent a letter to Fred Hochberg, Ex-Im president, on March 17. Vitter asked Hochberg to identify all US companies that have...
  • Energy Department sneaks offshore moratorium past public

    07/10/2012 11:40:19 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 9, 2012 | Thomas J. Pyle
    While the Obama administration was taking a victory lap last week after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision to uphold the presidents signature legislative accomplishment, Obamacare, the Interior Department was using the media black hole to release a much-awaited five-year plan for offshore drilling. That plan reinstitutes a 30-year moratorium on offshore energy exploration that will keep our most promising resources locked away until long after President Obama begins plans for his presidential library. (snip) In the past three years, the government has collected more than 250 times less revenue from offshore lease sales than it did during the last year...
  • Second Obama cabinet official faces contempt of Congress charge

    07/07/2012 9:37:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Could a second Obama cabinet member be found in contempt of Congress? The possibility arose on Friday when House investigators escalated their efforts to make Interior Secretary Ken Salazar comply with a subpoena pertaining to the drilling moratorium that he imposed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. After the spill, Salazar had released a report recommending a moratorium a report protested by the very group of experts that it cited, who said their opinions were misrepresented in order to justify the moratorium. For more than three months, the [Interior] Department has flouted a duly authorized and issued Congressional subpoena...
  • IG investigator says White House hindered probe of oil spill report

    05/08/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 5/8/12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    An investigator for the Interior Departments Inspector General claims the White House hindered an investigation into a report on the BP oil spill by blocking access to a key official and email records, the New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting. The investigator was trying to determine whether the White House intentionally edited the report to create the false impression that outside experts supported the administration's call for a moratorium on offshore drilling. The White House had said the editing was a mistake, and the Inspector Generals final report concluded it was. But the investigator, in a series of emails obtained by...
  • US to guarantee $1 billion for Mexican state oil company.

    09/12/2010 6:36:24 AM PDT · by agee · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2010
    This comes on the heals of an earlier deal where the Export-Import Bank of the US is going to loan $2 billion to Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras. This behavior underscores why Presidential approval ratings are down. Reforms from health care to banking are hurting private businesses. The fact that Obama was openly hostile to domestic energy production as a candidate and the overbearing drilling moratorium has demonstrated to many Americans that he doesn't have their best interest in mind......
  • Mexico, U.S. sign cross-border deep water oil deal[Obama Pretends To Care About Energy]

    02/20/2012 6:49:23 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    al-Reuters ^ | 2/20/12 | Andrew Quinn
    Mexico and the United States signed an agreement on Monday to help U.S. firms and Mexican oil monopoly Pemex exploit deep water oil resources in the Gulf of Mexico that straddle the countries' maritime boundaries. The deal, negotiated last year, will lift the moratorium on oil and gas exploration and production for 1.5 million acres in the Gulf and sets up legal guidelines for companies to jointly develop any trans-boundary reservoirs.
  • Drill, Cuba, Drill

    09/22/2011 4:55:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 22, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: Deep-water drilling will resume in the Florida Strait when a giant, semi-submersible oil rig en route from Singapore arrives later this fall. The bad news is it will not be American. While U.S. oil and energy prices "necessarily skyrocket," as President Obama once said they would under energy policies that have imposed a de facto ban on offshore drilling, a massive Chinese-built semi-submersible oil rig is on its way from Singapore to a drilling position off northwest Cuba perhaps as little as 50 miles from Key West, Fla. The long-predicted move could come as early as November, as...
  • Christie vetoes bill and calls for 1 year moratorium on fracking while state studies the issue

    08/25/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Politicker NJ ^ | 08/25/2011 | Politicker Staff
    Issuing a one-year moratorium on "fracking," Gov. Chris Christie today issued a conditional veto of S-2576, recommending changes to the legislation that balances protecting New Jerseys environment and drinking water and encouraging cleaner energy alongside the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. As currently written, S-2576 would permanently prohibit fracking in New Jersey, a drilling technique used for the exploration or production of natural gas, even as concurrent studies on the practice are underway by the federal government and no known natural gas deposits necessitating use of the fracking process have been proposed for development in New Jersey. I...
  • State Of Rhode Island Foreclosure Moratorium?

    08/17/2011 10:19:18 AM PDT · by Chunga85 · 11 replies
    The Foreclosure Hamlet ^ | 8/17/2011 | Capt. Jack
    FOLLOW THE LAWThat would be a sure-fire cure for our Economically Transmitted Disease [ETD]. MERS and their Banker pals are adroit enough to gobble up free homes, along with all the various "credit enancements" that go with it...but they aren't quite adroit enough to do it without breaking the law. Too bad for them.
  • Video: The costs of Obamas drilling moratorium one year later

    05/27/2011 2:04:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/27/11 | Meredith Jessup
    How much did the Obama administrations knee-jerk moratorium on offshore drilling cost residents on the Gulf of Mexico last year? Although the moratorium was lifted after six months, the Heritage Foundation notes that nothing changed. It was only after tens of thousands of jobs were lost and gas prices soared that the Obama administration began approving a permit here and there. This lagging energy exploration has had serious impacts on the energy industry and, as a result, the entire U.S. economy:
  • Obama Can't Feel Your Pain at the Pump

    05/20/2011 7:51:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    The price at the pump has increased 28% in just the last four months, 116% since Barack Obama took office. The reaction from the White House and the Democrats? Punish the energy industry with $85.5 billion in new taxes a penalty that will further discourage domestic production and sure to be passed on to consumers driving prices even higher. The President says that oil and gas should pay their "fair share." I did a little checking and found that the industry pays an average 41.1% of net income in taxes compared to 26.5% for all other S&P industrials. Only...
  • The Administration's Big Oil Lie

    05/13/2011 4:11:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 13, 2011 | Staff
    Energy: As the House passes a bill to open up offshore drilling, the Senate holds another show trial of oil executives showing why people blame them, not the administration, for high gas prices. Last week they fought back. Summoned for what Sen. Orrin Hatch labeled a dog-and-pony show, executives of Exxon Mobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP America and Chevron appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday and, in often-heated exchanges, indicated their days as whipping boys are over. The hearing was called ostensibly to support the Democrats' Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes Act, a bill with no chance of passage....
  • House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium

    05/12/2011 11:52:50 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 10 replies ^ | May 12, 2011 | by Chad Pergram
    The House of Representatives voted to open more of the nation's oceans for oil and gas exploration on Thursday by a vote of 243 to 179. The "Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act," requires the Interior Department to set a production goal of three million barrels of oil per day for its 2012-2017 leasing plan. In order to reach that target, the legislation requires the department to hold lease sales off the coast of Southern California, in the Arctic Ocean, off Alaska's Bristol Bay, and in the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to North Carolina. Republicans say that the bill, along...
  • This Date in History: Obama Imposes Job-Destroying Drilling Moratorium

    05/06/2011 7:11:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Heritage ^ | May 6th, 2011 | Heritage
    One year ago today President Obama imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. It banned shallow-water and deepwater operations, setting the stage for a year of delays in permitting. Now a U.S. senator wants to put a moratorium on federal agencies. Sen. David Vitter (D-La.), an outspoken critic of the administrations anti-drilling policies, introduced the Agency Overreach Moratorium Act, which would require congressional approval for federal regulations that restrict energy exploration on federal lands and offshore. Vitter said the legislation would expand domestic energy resources and produce much-needed revenue for the federal treasury at a time...
  • Obama's War on Oil

    05/05/2011 11:02:39 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    american spectator ^ | 5-4-11 | Peter Ferrara
    Why would President Obama want high gas prices? It's a matter of ideology for him. He thinks it's good for the environment for gas prices to be high. The higher gas prices are, the less you will drive. Also, higher gas prices make his beloved "alternative fuels" more competitive. That is because these alternative fuels are inherently more expensive, and so can't compete with cheaper gas. Note this is not a prescription for easing the financial burden on working people. High gas prices make it more likely you will buy expensive "alternative fuels." But either way, your wallet will still...
  • Will A Lizard Stop West Texas Oil?

    04/27/2011 4:05:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 27, 2011 | Staff
    Species: After the harm done by the spotted owl and delta smelt, the listing of a tiny reptile as endangered may be the latest salvo in the war on domestic energy. As Yogi Berra would say, it's deja vu all over again. If the dunes sagebrush lizard is listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an endangered species, another key part of the American economy will fall prey to the eco-extremist mantra that every little critter's well-being trumps that of the American people and economy. Last December, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the lizard, a three-inch-long...
  • Obama says new task force will examine gas prices

    04/21/2011 1:47:44 PM PDT · by Realman30 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | 04-21-11 | Julie Pace
    RENO, Nev. (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the Justice Department is assembling a team to "root out any cases of fraud or manipulation" in oil markets that might be contributing to $4 a gallon-plus gasoline prices. "We are going to make sure that no one is taking advantage of the American people for their own short-term gain," Obama said at a town-hall style meeting at a renewable energy plant in Reno. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.84 on Thursday, about 30 cents higher than a month ago and almost a dollar...
  • Pump And Circumstance

    03/30/2011 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | March 30, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: President Obama wants to cut oil imports by a third after telling Brazil he wants to be their best customer. Cellulosic ethanol won't cut it, and neither will talking out of both sides of your teleprompter. In a Georgetown University address that echoed President Jimmy Carter's "moral equivalent of war" speech in 1977, the president on Wednesday outlined his plan to reduce oil imports by one-third over the next decade. Carter, too, set the goal of reducing oil imports by a third through conservation, increased fuel efficiency, more use of ethanol and other alternative energy sources, and the...
  • Bill Clinton blasts drilling and permit delays at forum

    03/13/2011 1:37:41 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | March 12, 2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    ..Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas drilling permits are ridiculous at a time when the economy is still rebuilding, according to attendees at the IHS CERAWeek conference. Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush that was closed to the media. Video of their moderated talk with IHS CERA Chairman Daniel Yergin was also prohibited. Clinton said there are ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesnt need it, according to Noe and others. ...Both former Presidents agreed that one of the main issues in clearing offshore permits was...
  • World energy crunch as nuclear and oil both go wrong

    03/16/2011 1:57:36 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/16/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The existential crisis for the world's nuclear industry could hardly have come at a worse moment. The epicentre of the world's oil supply is disturbingly close to its own systemic crisis as the Gulf erupts in conflict. Libya's civil war has cut global crude supply by 1.1m barrels per day (bpd), eroding Opec's spare capacity to a wafer-thin margin of 2m bpd, if Goldman Sachs is correct. Oil prices have fallen over recent days but it may not be long before the deepening nuclear crisis in Japan and Germany's decision to shut down seven of its oldest reactors starts to...
  • AWESOME: The Obamoratorium, Illustrated

    03/14/2011 6:18:06 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Hayride ^ | 14 March 2011 | Unknown
    End the de facto Gulf drilling moratorium.
  • Obama Blames Oil Companies For Lack Of Drilling

    03/11/2011 2:04:29 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 72 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/11/2011 | Sean Higgins
    In his Friday press conference to discuss gas prices, President Obama was rather defensive, straining to counter the notion that his administration has been unfriendly to oil drilling, something most people would like to see a lot more of these days. Where do people get that notion? Perhaps his Interior Department appealing a judges ruling that it act on several pending deepwater permits had something to with it. Obama claimed repeatedly that he is not against drilling, then made the following comments:
  • Does Obama Want $8 Gasoline?

    02/25/2011 5:07:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 25, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: While we sit on abundant oil and natural gas reserves, prices at both the wellhead and the pump are rising on fears of spreading Mideast turmoil and short domestic supply. But then, maybe that's the plan. The silver lining for this administration in the gathering storm over the Middle East may be what it's doing and may yet do to energy prices. The average price for gasoline jumped nearly 12 cents a gallon last week to $3.287, according to AAA. But at the White House, that's not necessarily bad news. Oil has surged to 2 1/2-year highs as...
  • Federal judge gives Interior 30 days to decide on deepwater drilling permits

    02/17/2011 2:27:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 17, 2011 | Ben Geman
    A Louisiana federal judge critical of Interior Department offshore drilling restrictions on Thursday gave the department 30 days to decide whether to issue five deepwater drilling permits for Gulf of Mexico projects. Judge Martin Feldmans order features his latest attacks on drilling restrictions imposed after the BP oil spill, alleging that permitting delays have become increasingly unreasonable. Interior lifted a formal ban on deepwater permits in October but has yet to resume permitting. Thursday's order mandates decisions on five permit applications in which Ensco Offshore Co. one of the companies that has sued Interior over drilling restrictions has...
  • Landrieu slams 'de facto moratorium' amid news of key driller's bankruptcy (all Hussein's fault)

    02/13/2011 6:26:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/11 | Andrew Restuccia
    Landrieu slams 'de facto moratorium' amid news of key driller's bankruptcyBy Andrew Restuccia - 02/12/11 09:35 AM ET Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) slammed what she called a de facto moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico late Saturday night amid news that a major shallow-water driller filed for bankruptcy. Landrieu, an outspoken critic of the Obama administrations offshore drilling policies, blamed the Interior Departments excruciatingly slow release of oil and gas permits for the companys hard times. How many more rigs have to leave and how many more businesses have to close before it realizes the havoc the de...
  • Faking science & killing jobs

    02/05/2011 3:47:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 4, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama's environmental bureaucrats have earned yet another spanking from the federal judiciary over their "de termined disregard" of the rule of law. Federal judge Martin Feldman in Louisiana excoriated the Obama Interior Department on Wednesday for defying his May 2010 order to lift its groundless ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Nine months later, not a single permit has been issued. Several deepwater platforms have moved out of the area to take their businesses -- and an estimated 5,000 jobs -- overseas. Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue and Gulf lease sales-related rent have...
  • White House's Contemptible Drilling Ban

    02/04/2011 5:02:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 4, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Policy: An administration that has no respect for Congress, the courts or the Constitution has been found in contempt for reissuing a drilling moratorium that a U.S. district judge found overly broad. The Obama administration's trouble with the courts has continued with a judge's ruling last week that the Interior Department's reinstating of a drilling moratorium followed by a de facto moratorium via an overly restrictive permitting process constituted contempt. The administration had issued a drilling moratorium in May in waters deeper than 500 feet after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off Louisiana that...
  • Would We Drill For $200 Oil?

    02/01/2011 5:52:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | February 1, 2011 | Staff
    Energy Security: As unrest spreads in the Middle East, threatening oil transport and oil-rich kingdoms, our laughable energy policy may come home to roost. Better get those wind turbines spinning in a hurry. Between them, the Suez Canal and adjoining pipeline transport some 4.5 million barrels of oil per day. More than 35,000 ships used the canal in 2009, about 10% of them oil tankers. The thought of the Muslim Brotherhood in control of it should give us pause. Yet that's a real possibility as the well-disciplined and ruthless mother of all Islamofascist groups lies in wait. The street protests...
  • Ex Shell president sees $5 gas in 2012

    12/27/2010 1:40:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 99 replies · 3+ views
    CNN/Money ^ | 12/27/10 | Laurie Segall
    New York - The former president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister, says Americans could be paying $5 for a gallon of gasoline by 2012. In an interview with Platt's Energy Week television, Hofmeister predicted gasoline prices will spike as the global demand for oil increases. "I'm predicting actually the worst outcome over the next two years which takes us to 2012 with higher gasoline prices," he said.
  • Oil Drilling Moratorium is an Act of Treason

    12/02/2010 8:59:15 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/2/10 | Alan Caruba
    If you had any doubt that Barack Obamas agenda is to destroy the United States of America, but still want more proof, I offer you the announcement that his administration will not provide any offshore oil leases in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Pacific, or Atlantic coastsfor at least seven years! In October, a study by the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University concluded that the reduction of shallow water oil drilling permits that followed the BP oil spill would put as many as 40,000 jobs at risk and cost the region $4.3 billion in lost wages and revenues....