Obama's ...Oily Pelicans

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    The Obama way... I take full responsibility but blame everyone else. This recognized Obama method of leadership just might not be working out so well with the Gulf oil spill dilemma..The oily pelicans are washing up on the White House steps..

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    Less than four months after President Barack Obama took office, his new administration received a forceful warning about the dangers of offshore oil drilling.

    The alarm was rung by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., which found that the government was unprepared for a major spill at sea, relying on an "irrational" environmental analysis of the risks of offshore drilling.

    The April 2009 ruling stunned both the administration and the oil industry, and threatened to delay or cancel dozens of offshore projects in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Despite its pro-environment pledges, the Obama administration urged the court to revisit the decision. Politically, it needed to push ahead with conventional oil production while it expanded support for renewable energy.

    Another reason: money. In its arguments to the court, the government said that the loss of royalties on the oil, estimated at almost $10 billion, "may have significant financial consequences for the federal government."

    The U.S. Court of Appeals reversed its decision and allowed drilling in the Gulf to proceed—including on BP PLC's now-infamous Macondo well, 50 miles off the Louisiana coast.

    Obama Decried, Then Used, Some Bush Drilling Policies - WSJ.com
     
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    The articles worth reading.. so bump
     

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