Post Carbon – Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling ban
Posted December 2, 2010on:
So Obama has admitted what we knew was the truth all along:
Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling banBy Juliet Eilperin
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key policy changes President Obama announced in late March.
President Obama talks about endorsing expansion of offshore drilling. (Footage via http://www.whitehouse.gov/The Washington Post)
“We are adjusting our strategy in areas where there are no active leases,” Salazar told reporters in a phone call, adding that the administration has decided “not expand to new areas at this time” and instead “focus and expand our critical resources on areas that are currently active” when it comes to oil and gas drilling.
In March–less than a month before the BP oil spill–Obama and Salazar said they would open up the eastern Gulf and parts of the Atlantic, including off the coast of Virginia, to offshore oil and gas exploration. On both of those new areas, the administration said it would start scoping to see if oil and gas drilling would be suitable. The eastern Gulf remains closed to drilling under a congressional moratorium, but the White House indicated it would press to lift the moratorium if necessary.
In the meantime our tax dollars are going to Mexico and Cuba to drill in the Gulf of Mexico with none of the safe guards we impose on drillers!
By stopping drilling Obama is destroying 400,000 jobs and making it impossible for the United States to become oil independent. Pushing instead the so-called “electric car”. I repeat: Electricity does not come out of a wall plug! It comes from fossil fuel burning generators!
Salazar said while the administration will still allow offshore drilling in both the central and western Gulf of Mexico and in the Arctic, it will delay lease sales planned for March and August in the gulf to conduct additional environmental reviews, and will prepare a new environmental assessment of Shell’s proposal to drill in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea next year. Shell officials warned that the additional review could jeopardize its ability to explore for oil and gas in the Arctic in 2011.
If Obama would lift the moratorium and go forward with his previous plans this depression the country is in would change almost overnight. But then it is apparent that allowing America and Americans to get off their knees is not part of Obama’s agenda to redistribute our wealth to the poor countries and make the United States part of a global community under a Global Government. This can only happen if American’s are pushed over the edge of despair, and the country into bankruptcy.
What I can never understand is how destroying our wealth will bring the poor countries to wealth. It is that old adage about giving a man a fish rather than teaching him to fish for himself.
And if Global Governance is what is wanted then by destroying the prosperous nations what then is left to govern? Leaders only prosper when their constituents are producing something the leaders can line their own pockets with (steal). So what will this Global Government rule over if all is chaos, despair and slavery. BB