Schwarzenegger: No Offshore Drilling

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    The Associated Press: Calif. governor ends support for offshore drilling

    By SAMANTHA YOUNG (AP) – 2 hours ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday withdrew his support of a plan to expand oil drilling off the California coast, citing the massive oil spill that resulted from a drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

    The announcement assures that no new drilling will take place off the state's coastline in the foreseeable future because Schwarzenegger would have to include the drilling proposal in his May revision of the state budget.
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    And so it begins.
     
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    Naturally:

    Crist rethinks support of offshore drilling

    Two Repubican birds of a feather...[Read that RINOS]...But 'Repubican' is a fav term of mine.

    Neither is a conservative, and CAVE before all the results are in regarding this...

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    Gov. Charlie Crist and the Legislature's main advocate of offshore drilling are reconsidering their support after the spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    The oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico is sending ripples through Florida and national politics, giving Gov. Charlie Crist a reason to withdraw his support for offshore drilling.
    After a 90-minute plane flight Tuesday above the spill, which was spreading in an 80-by-42-mile blob, Crist said, ``Clearly it could be devastating to Florida if something like that were to occur. It's the last thing in the world I would want to see happen in our beautiful state.''

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    Nevermind the real world chances of instances that have ever happened.
     
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    Drilling wouldn't have to be expanded...There are already dozens of capped wells just waiting to be uncapped and pumped.

    But leave it to a RINO douchebag like the Governator to play to the environmentalist wackos and media goobers.
     
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    And what is the actuall pecentage of 'seepage' from offshore platforms...?

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    "Contrast Obama's resolve with the opportunistic statements of senators opposed to the drilling compromise. New Jersey Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez released a statement after the explosion – but before the oil leak was even discovered – saying, "Big Oil has perpetuated a dangerous myth that coastline oil drilling is a completely safe endeavor."
    "This may be the worst disaster in recent years," they wrote last Thursday, "but it's certainly not an isolated incident."

    That's just not true. Last week's accident is the worst of its kind in the U.S. since 1969. In the 41 years since the last major offshore oil rig incident, the industry's record, though not perfect, is one of ever-advancing technology and improved safety.

    Eric Smith, a political science professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, noted in a recent op-ed piece in this newspaper that only 2 percent of the oil polluting our oceans and seas comes from offshore oil rigs and their pipelines. Most comes from natural seepage, and the bulk of oil in the water as a result of human activity is from industrial and municipal runoff. "

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    As catastrophic as this incident is? What is the actual percentage of catastrophic incidents as this with the amount of rigs in the oceans worldwide?

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    Exactly. Thank you Dude.
     
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    Keep defending the Oil Companies and their oil spills RWnuts...America's watching.

    LOL!!!
     
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    great...more reactionary us politics that truly doesn't solve anything, but tries to win votes
     
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    keep demonizing your enemies asshole, the whole world is watching.
     
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    Wonder what might happen if some Con, who was lucky enough to have beachfront property, had his property inundated with crude oil.
     

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