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  • Obama to Gulf: Oil Ban Stays

    When President Barack Obama’s own oil spill commission first met in July, they said that the President’s decision to ban oil drilling in the Gulf fell outside their mandate. But after a number of highly charged field hearing in the Gulf, the commission did a 180-degree reversal and promised to press the Obama administration about the ban.

    The commission sent a letter to Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Michael Bromwich demanding to a detailed justification for the ban by August 23.

    Bromwich did respond. And his message to the gulf: the ban stays. The AP reports:

    The top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deepwater drilling will remain in place for a few more months.

    The nation’s top drilling regulator, Michael Bromwich, says he will propose a replacement for the moratorium by Halloween and leans against exceptions.

    This comes just days after Bloomberg reported that Bromwich himself estimated that President Obama’s oil ban would cost the region 23,247 jobs.

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    13 Responses to Obama to Gulf: Oil Ban Stays

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    2. Billie says:

      Excuse me? the justification for the ban is because the top federal offshore oil drilling regulator is telling the presidential oil spill commission that the temporary halt to deep water drilling will remain in place for a few more months?

      Removal for insubordination. Get the incompetents out!

      Obama and his people are living too well for their corruptive mindsets to have authority of this government ban to employ Americans…

    3. Pingback: President Barack Obama » Obama to Gulf: Oil Ban Stays | The Foundry: Conservative Policy News.

    4. Gary, Tulsa says:

      Well, now that Obama has $20B of BP's money, he can decide who gets to work and who doesn't offshore.

    5. Dennis Georgia says:


    6. Terry Marti says:

      Saw my first commercial, with some surfer, explaining why ALL offshore drilling should be stopped. Showed a lot of dead birds, oil slime, etc.. get the picture ? Mentioned it to a client this morning, and comments was, "yea, well tell him to ride his surfboard to work, and show up at a meeting where offshore oil workers are meeting. Who pays this guys bills ????

    7. Jeanne Stotler, Wood says:

      What about the families who depend on the oil rigs for a living, another 2000+ on unemployment, we will soon have more people out of work than working, where is the unemployment going to come from, phony money, or maybe raid all of our Monopoly sets and pay with those bills.

    8. bill in mn says:

      Stopping the drilling in the Gulf, but only forAmerica. Obama gave Soros over two billion to drill in the Gulf.

    9. Lloyd Scallan (New O says:

      I don't know what it will take before people recognize this "crisis" was to provide Obama reason to push Cap and Trade and stop offshore drilling. From day 3, every action and non-action by Obama was deliberately designed to delay and prevent clean-up.

      Now, the final relief well completion has been delayed another month. In addition,

      just yesterday, we learn the failed BOP is stuck on drill pipe. Many of us knew this delay, alllowing direct hands-on examination of the BOP was coming. A lot can be hidden under more than 5,000 ft of water. A lot of things can change from the time the failed BOP leaves the bottom until it's reaches the surface. Don't be

      surprised when the Obama led team reports they found the reason the BOP failed. But also don't be surprised if the BOP never breaks the surface. They are already setting the stage to lie and distort the facts.

    10. Slick - Nebraska says:

      Lloyd –

      I am sure you are about 150% correct about the design of this "crisis" in the Gulf. The saying of Rohm Emanuel comes to mind, "Don't let a good crisis go to waste."

      How long do you think it will be before the American people unite, stand up and say, "NO MORE!"

    11. Drew Page, IL says:

      And all the time you people are complaining that Obama is doing nothing about unemployment. He's doing his absolute best to increase it.

    12. audrey enzor carrier says:

      When are the American people going to realize where the Obama administration is taking this Country? Isn't it obvious that Pres. Obama is arrogant, vindictive and dislikes the USA? All of this is part of the agenda to enslave the citizens.

      As for the oil spill, Mother Nature takes care of the environment as she always has……….we do NOT need to save IT or the fish and birds. People are the FIRST priority and should be FIRST!

    13. Dougla A Giese , Osa says:

      There appears no good reason to limit or stop drilling, other than produce situations that supposedly only the GOVERNMENT can handle.

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