Judge lifts ban on oil drilling

Judge lifts ban on oil drilling

There are 6 comments on the The Reporter story from Jun 23, 2010, titled Judge lifts ban on oil drilling. In it, The Reporter reports that:

A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico as rash and heavy-handed Tuesday, saying the government simply assumed that because one rig exploded, the others pose an imminent danger, too.

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Since: Aug 09

Calgary, Canada

#1 Jun 23, 2010
Thank god for a cool head. this is not a fight over oil drilling, it is a battle over the american life. For every barrel of oil that we have to import from Canada and Mexico, we export american jobs. We need to do things differently but not at the expense of the offshore oil industry and the people that are employeed by it. If you have ever been to the Texas coast, you will know how big this industry is. The decision to shut down all drilling was a death sentance to the american oil industry.

We have no leadership in Washington right now. I pray we can get rid of these liars and cheats in November.
Ned

United States

#4 Jun 23, 2010
Very appropriate! Thank you!

Our system of Checks and Balance needs to be exercised much more then it is with this present Administration who cares little about the Constitution and our various laws.
Proud American

Pflugerville, TX

#6 Jun 23, 2010
The drilling in itself is not the dangerous thing, it's Obamass controlling yet another thing that he does not understand. I guess that with his lack of knowledge on any other aspect of how America has run in the past, or the principals they stand for, is just fine for him. Thank god for the judge that is willing to stand up against him and decide the way the people think he should. This would have been another opened door for Obamass to control yet another industry. Others are absolutely right in saying that we need to continue drilling to keep the jobs here.

“The enemy is in our camp.”

Since: Mar 08

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#7 Jun 23, 2010
Here come da' judge...and he smacks down another dumb idea. Hooray!
Frank

Walnut Creek, CA

#8 Jun 23, 2010
From the article,

"U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and has owned stock in a number of petroleum-related companies, sided with the plaintiffs."

The judge should have recused himself from the case and passed it off to a disinterested judge (without an oil-company investment portfolio).

Judge Feldman's decision can rightfully be appealed by the government because of the possibility of conflict of interest.

“The enemy is in our camp.”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#9 Jun 23, 2010
Frank wrote:
From the article,
"U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and has owned stock in a number of petroleum-related companies, sided with the plaintiffs."
The judge should have recused himself from the case and passed it off to a disinterested judge (without an oil-company investment portfolio).
Judge Feldman's decision can rightfully be appealed by the government because of the possibility of conflict of interest.
...and we find a judge that doesn't have oil in a portfolio...where?

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