Obama freezes Gulf drilling again

Obama freezes Gulf drilling again

There are 69 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 12, 2010, titled Obama freezes Gulf drilling again. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Rebuffed by the courts, the Obama administration is trying again to freeze new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, this time saying such drilling poses a threat of "irreparable damage to the marine, coastal and human environment." Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced the freeze Monday, saying it would be effective until at least Nov.

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Disorganizationf orAmerika

Palm Bay, FL

#62 Jul 15, 2010
so the all the injunctions nullifying the EPA ban

they are just a figment of someone's imagination ?
Disorganizationf orAmerika

Palm Bay, FL

#63 Jul 15, 2010
Pleasure Beach Lover wrote:
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Wow...that's a switch. I didn't know that's what Democrats stood for.
I'm changing my party affiliation! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
How about if the newly unemployed workers apply for oil cleanup jobs?
they cant... they don't speak english
IronRanger

Saint Paul, MN

#64 Jul 16, 2010
The front page of USA Today claims: "President Obama's attempt to use the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to help propel comprehensive energy legislation has failed." Don't believe it for a second. On Monday the Obama administration reissued a ban on offshore oil drilling in the gulf after federal courts twice invalidated the first ban, calling it "arbitrary and capricious." The new ban is, if anything, more restrictive than the first, thus guaranteeing even more job losses for the already devastated Gulf region. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is set to introduce a bill that will cap greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Taken together, the President's Cap and Ban approach to energy policy will accomplish exactly what he set out to do from the very first day he was sworn into office: decrease the amount of carbon the U.S. economy emits by drastically increasing the cost of energy.

The mechanism Sen. Reid will use to cap carbon emissions is Sen. Jeff Bingaman's (D-NM) renewable electricity standard (RES) legislation (the American Clean Energy and Security Act), which caps carbon from power plants by forcing them to produce a growing percentage of the electricity they produce from government-approved renewable energy sources every year. This is essentially cap and trade but without the trade. If these new renewable energy sources were actually cost effective, there would be no need to mandate them. Cost-minimizing firms would adopt the technology on their own to stay competitive. But renewable energy is not cost-effective. It is significantly more expensive than traditional fuels, hence the need for the government mandates which will raise everyone's energy costs. The ultimate victim of these higher energy prices will be you the consumer and the American economy.
Livin Woodbury

Saint Paul, MN

#65 Jul 16, 2010
IronRanger wrote:
The front page of USA Today claims: "President Obama's attempt to use the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to help propel comprehensive energy legislation has failed." Don't believe it for a second. On Monday the Obama administration reissued a ban on offshore oil drilling in the gulf after federal courts twice invalidated the first ban, calling it "arbitrary and capricious." The new ban is, if anything, more restrictive than the first, thus guaranteeing even more job losses for the already devastated Gulf region. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is set to introduce a bill that will cap greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Taken together, the President's Cap and Ban approach to energy policy will accomplish exactly what he set out to do from the very first day he was sworn into office: decrease the amount of carbon the U.S. economy emits by drastically increasing the cost of energy.
The mechanism Sen. Reid will use to cap carbon emissions is Sen. Jeff Bingaman's (D-NM) renewable electricity standard (RES) legislation (the American Clean Energy and Security Act), which caps carbon from power plants by forcing them to produce a growing percentage of the electricity they produce from government-approved renewable energy sources every year. This is essentially cap and trade but without the trade. If these new renewable energy sources were actually cost effective, there would be no need to mandate them. Cost-minimizing firms would adopt the technology on their own to stay competitive. But renewable energy is not cost-effective. It is significantly more expensive than traditional fuels, hence the need for the government mandates which will raise everyone's energy costs. The ultimate victim of these higher energy prices will be you the consumer and the American economy.
How bout that Obama regime controlling yet another private industry like banking, cars, healthcare and now energy.......very Castro like.
Magic

Long Lake, MN

#66 Jul 19, 2010
It will be very refreshing when stupidly Obomba is out of here.

His socialist idea of Gobernut is killing the USA.

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#67 Jul 19, 2010
Livin Woodbury wrote:
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How bout that Obama regime controlling yet another private industry like banking, cars, healthcare and now energy.......very Castro like.
Obama is not controlling any private industries - get a grip on reality, please.
IronRanger

United States

#68 Jul 19, 2010
Darwinian wrote:
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Obama is not controlling any private industries - get a grip on reality, please.
Your right... he just took them over. He leaves the control part to others.
hal

Livonia, LA

#69 Jul 19, 2010
all you supporters of obama to freeze drilling:::was it fate that george soros, who spends millions of his own money to support liberals, bought into brazillian oil just before obama stopped drilling?he is going to make millions from his investment and fate led him to do this.yes, and you people believe there is a tooth fairy.open your eyes please and dig deep for the real truth.
25 cents a gallon

Minneapolis, MN

#70 Jul 19, 2010
Open this well and let her spout. Overload the crude market and drive the price to 25 cents if ya want to see the economy heat up.

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