Why a moritorium?

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  1. Charles_Main
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    am I not correct that these kind of deep water rigs are beyond 7 miles and in International waters? Doesn't that mean that even if we decide to ban our own companies from Drilling there that Other big drilling countries like China and Mexico for example could simple come in and drill there instead. Leaving us with Drilling still going on right off our coast only now some other country is in control of it, and the safety of it, and the profits that come from it?

    I know for a fact the Chinese are drilling off our west coast in areas our own companies are banned from Drilling. Can anyone tell me how that makes sense? or how it made sense for one of Obama's only real actions on this spill was to put thousands of people out of work with the stroke of his pen with his knee jerk reaction moratorium on 33 oil rigs in the gulf?

    This is the kind of stuff you get with a President who had virtually no exp qualifying him for the job. Knee jerk reactions of a president being lead around by his nose by the poll numbers. A president who has been in campaign mode since he won. A president who only acts pissed off about something after 6 weeks of people wondering why he wasn't doing more. (personally I think he was to busy getting juiced about how he could use this to help further his anti oil agenda to notice how bad it was or would be)

    The man might be book smart, but he is clearly completely out of his depths as president.
     
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    Federal waters extend about 200 miles off the coast.
     
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    You're both wrong. International waters begin 12 miles off of the coast.
     
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    well I was a tad closer to right.

    LOL
     
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    Simple, it makes it look like he is actually accomplishing something.
     
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    It depends on who you ask. THE USG considers anything inside 200 miles to be there sovereign waters, most countries traditionally ignore the 12 mile international limit.
     
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    and the answer to this question can be summed up in a picture

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    Under the law of the sea, an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is a seazone over which a state has special rights over the exploration and use of marine resources. It stretches from the seaward edge of the state's territorial sea out to 200 nautical miles from its coast. In casual usage, the term may include the territorial sea and even the continental shelf beyond the 200 mile limit.

    Exclusive Economic Zone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I wondered about this myself every time they brought up the ban. Interesting.
     
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    so the chinese and russians can have armed subs just beyond 12 miles in to the gulf of mexico?

    i thought the entire gulf between florida and texas is OUR territory? we even have an area of the gulf cordoned off for our air force to practice...???
     

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