White House slams Republican offshore drilling bill

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    2:47 p.m. CDT, May 5, 2011


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House sharply criticized a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday that would expand offshore drilling as part of a broader Republican effort to stimulate domestic production in the face of rising gasoline costs.

    The bill, which easily cleared the Republican-dominated House, would require lease sales to proceed that were canceled or delayed by the Obama administration offshore Virginia and in the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill.

    The White House said the bill would "undercut" new offshore drilling safety reforms imposed after the massive oil spill last year.

    "These reforms strengthen requirements for issues ranging from well design to workplace safety to corporate accountability, and they require operators to show that they can contain a subsea oil spill like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," the White House said.


    The White House also said the Interior Department would hold new lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico by mid 2012. The administration had planned to open up drilling offshore Virginia but backtracked on the idea after an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Whle we pour money into Brazil, Argentina...and become 'their biggest customers'...

    Go figure...
     
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    Obama and the rest of the loons want a gaurantee that nothing will ever go wrong. In other words, they never intend to allow further offshore drilling, because you can never guarantee such a thing.

     
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    Well let's try this. If a drill rig is placed withing 50 miles of the shore of a state then the people of that state get to vote it up or down.

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    So now you're a federalist?
     
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    Fine, let's give the states the power to decide everything, like how much money their citizens send to Washington.
     
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    *THIS* is gonna leave a mark...and deservedly so...

    *Good Form*
     
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    Man? You guys are on target. Another case of Good Form.
     
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    Odd...Seems that 's what people want...Obama says NO...

    *WHY*?
     

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