Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

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    Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years


    Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years
    Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years:
    The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur.
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration cancelled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018. As you might expect, Republicans were not impressed with the decision:


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    Not only stupid, but evil...As raising the price of energy hurts people that can't afford food, medicine or choose one or the other. Obama is hurting the poor. I'm all for clean advances in energy, but this is nuts.
     
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    Were republicans any more impressed when Bush did the same thing?

    As I keep saying just a 3rd Bush term. I do not understand why you right wingers do not love the guy.
     
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    Good the economy doesn't need more oil spils and more pollution
     
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    This is why I laugh when Obama, Plouffe, and Axelrod pimp their saying, "There's no silver bullet to getting oil prices down." (They've all been using that saying in recent weeks).
     
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    And they are correct, considering globalization and a fairly free market economy for oil and oil products it is inevitable.
     
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    This is very similar to the theory that Obama has for unemployment- if we can get more people to give up looking for jobs, we will lower unemployment- if we can stop drilling for oil, gas prices will come down. :cuckoo::cuckoo:
     
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    As opposed to the theory that if we pay workers less it will mean more jobs?

    Hell of a way to build/grow an economy in a consumer based spending economy.
     
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    Living on the Atlantic coast I'm glad he killed it

    Let the Gulf coast put up with that shit
     
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    I think they should drill all along the florida coast as well.

    And who stopped that?
     
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    Yes. They are correct, but it's a phony argument. They can't magically improve oil prices over night. But it is their policies that affect the oil prices at any given time. They want to pretend they have no control and that is a load of bs.
     

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