Drill, House Republicans, Drill

Drill, House Republicans, Drill

There are 5 comments on the www.humanevents.com story from May 13, 2011, titled Drill, House Republicans, Drill. In it, www.humanevents.com reports that:

“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,”

The House of Representatives voted 243-179 to lift the President’s moratorium on offshore drilling. Just in case anyone was not clear on the purpose of the bill, it was called “The Reversing President Obama’s Offshore Moratorium Act.” The bill collected 21 Democrat votes, plus all but 9 Republicans.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at www.humanevents.com.

Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 May 13, 2011
Finally! For those liberals who have been whining that the Republicans haven't kept their 4 month promise of job creations [but have conveniently forgotten Obama's 1.5 YEARS promise to do same], can now stop whining. For those liberals who have been whining about the price of vehicle fuel and like Pelosi are still blaming the "Oil Men in the WH" [Bush], ditto.

House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium
by Chad Pergram | May 12, 2011

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 with two other drilling measures passed earlier this month, would create 1.2 million jobs and lower the price of oil. The Congressional Budget Office says that the offshore lease sales would generate $800 million in revenue over ten years.

"The Obama administration released a statement opposing the bill Wednesday. The White House argued that the proposal would undermine the current leasing process and mandate drilling leases without input from the affected states."

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/12/...

"The Heritage Foundation is not convinced by the headlines or assertions by the Obama administration regarding the lifted ban on deep-water drilling. It writes,“While yesterday’s announcement does remove one legal barrier to the resumption of energy investment in the Gulf, the Obama administration still retains full discretion over whether or not any new permits will be issued. And all indications are that those new permits will not be coming any time soon.”

"Louisiana State University professor Joseph Mason told the Christian Science Monitor that “uncertain policy decisions” regarding oil drilling make it difficult for oil rig operators to plan for the future. As a result, they will likely move, ultimately taking jobs overseas." WAY TO LOSE AMERICAN'S MORE JOBS DEMOCRATS.

"The Heritage Foundation reports that since the Deepwater Horizon spill, the Interior Department has issued only 10 percent of shallow-water permits that they normally do."

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnew...

Scum: "In 2004, when speaking to the League of Conservation Voters, then-Senator Obama stated,“I believe that existing policies are imbalanced in favor of new and increased [oil and gas] extraction. Reduced energy demand would eliminate the need for new production on federal public lands, and I would oppose such production in any event.”

"In other words, he prefers reduced energy demand to the development of energy resources."

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll320.xml
See how your supposed representatives voted.
Martin Heinrich [D-NM] of course voted 'No' as did
Mañuel Lujan, Jr.[D-NM]

Thank God for Steve Pearce [R-NM]
Peralta de Peralta

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#2 May 13, 2011
If this comment pops up multiple times, my apologies. It seems as if humanevents.com doesn't like my stance.

Finally! For those liberals who have been whining that the Republicans haven't kept their 4 month promise of job creations [but have conveniently forgotten Obama's 1.5 YEARS promise to do same], can now stop whining. For those liberals who have been whining about the price of vehicle fuel and like Pelosi are still blaming the "Oil Men in the WH" [Bush], ditto.

House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium
by Chad Pergram | May 12, 2011

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 with two other drilling measures passed earlier this month, would create 1.2 million jobs and lower the price of oil. The Congressional Budget Office says that the offshore lease sales would generate $800 million in revenue over ten years.

"The Obama administration released a statement opposing the bill Wednesday. The White House argued that the proposal would undermine the current leasing process and mandate drilling leases without input from the affected states."

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/12/...

"The Heritage Foundation is not convinced by the headlines or assertions by the Obama administration regarding the lifted ban on deep-water drilling. It writes,“While yesterday’s announcement does remove one legal barrier to the resumption of energy investment in the Gulf, the Obama administration still retains full discretion over whether or not any new permits will be issued. And all indications are that those new permits will not be coming any time soon.”

"Louisiana State University professor Joseph Mason told the Christian Science Monitor that “uncertain policy decisions” regarding oil drilling make it difficult for oil rig operators to plan for the future. As a result, they will likely move, ultimately taking jobs overseas." WAY TO LOSE AMERICAN'S MORE JOBS DEMOCRATS.

"The Heritage Foundation reports that since the Deepwater Horizon spill, the Interior Department has issued only 10 percent of shallow-water permits that they normally do."

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnew...

Scum: "In 2004, when speaking to the League of Conservation Voters, then-Senator Obama stated,“I believe that existing policies are imbalanced in favor of new and increased [oil and gas] extraction. Reduced energy demand would eliminate the need for new production on federal public lands, and I would oppose such production in any event.”

"In other words, he prefers reduced energy demand to the development of energy resources."

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll320.xml
See how your supposed representatives voted.
Martin Heinrich [D-NM] of course voted 'No' as did
Mañuel Lujan, Jr.[D-NM]

Thank God for Steve Pearce [R-NM]
Lance Winslow

Campbell, CA

#3 May 13, 2011
Yup, here's anuther of them GOP milestones which will skate through the Senate and be rubber stamped in the oval office.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#4 May 13, 2011
Peralta de Peralta wrote:
If this comment pops up multiple times, my apologies. It seems as if humanevents.com doesn't like my stance.
Finally! For those liberals who have been whining that the Republicans haven't kept their 4 month promise of job creations [but have conveniently forgotten Obama's 1.5 YEARS promise to do same], can now stop whining. For those liberals who have been whining about the price of vehicle fuel and like Pelosi are still blaming the "Oil Men in the WH" [Bush], ditto.
House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium
by Chad Pergram | May 12, 2011
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 with two other drilling measures passed earlier this month, would create 1.2 million jobs and lower the price of oil. The Congressional Budget Office says that the offshore lease sales would generate $800 million in revenue over ten years.
"The Obama administration released a statement opposing the bill Wednesday. The White House argued that the proposal would undermine the current leasing process and mandate drilling leases without input from the affected states."
http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/05/12/...
"The Heritage Foundation is not convinced by the headlines or assertions by the Obama administration regarding the lifted ban on deep-water drilling. It writes,“While yesterday’s announcement does remove one legal barrier to the resumption of energy investment in the Gulf, the Obama administration still retains full discretion over whether or not any new permits will be issued. And all indications are that those new permits will not be coming any time soon.”
"Louisiana State University professor Joseph Mason told the Christian Science Monitor that “uncertain policy decisions” regarding oil drilling make it difficult for oil rig operators to plan for the future. As a result, they will likely move, ultimately taking jobs overseas." WAY TO LOSE AMERICAN'S MORE JOBS DEMOCRATS.
"The Heritage Foundation reports that since the Deepwater Horizon spill, the Interior Department has issued only 10 percent of shallow-water permits that they normally do."
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnew...
Scum: "In 2004, when speaking to the League of Conservation Voters, then-Senator Obama stated,“I believe that existing policies are imbalanced in favor of new and increased [oil and gas] extraction. Reduced energy demand would eliminate the need for new production on federal public lands, and I would oppose such production in any event.”
"In other words, he prefers reduced energy demand to the development of energy resources."
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll320.xml
See how your supposed representatives voted.
Martin Heinrich [D-NM] of course voted 'No' as did
Mañuel Lujan, Jr.[D-NM]
Thank God for Steve Pearce [R-NM]
Your "Heretage Foundation" just a pack of corporate whores. Who cares what they are paid to say?

There have been no more spills; and there are already plenty of undrilled leases pending; are there not?

More American drilling will not lower our gasoline cost, it will just raise profits for a few.

Stop being a dupe.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Louis, MO

#5 May 13, 2011
I'm sorry, but doesn't Levi Johnston have first rights when it comes to "drilling Bristol bay", as it were?

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