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Coastal Drilling Planned By Bush Is Halted By Obama / Includes Cali Shores, Mendocino to SD

Environment  (tags: Off Shore Oil Drilling, Mendocino to San Diego, Ban offshore drilling!, Conserve, not drill! )

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"It opened the possibility of oil and gas leases along the entire Eastern seaboard, portions of offshore California and the far eastern Gulf of Mexico with almost no consultation from states, industry or community input," Salazar said at a news conference


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Larry Sheehy (38)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 12:17 pm
"But Salazar's critical comments about the proposal made clear that the new administration will rewrite it if not completely scrap it."

No victory here yet! It's my understanding that the Obama Admin still wants to drill. This must be stopped. I have yet to see a comprehensive plan by the Admin to CONSERVE energy. If everyone in the country just conserved 20 perecent of their usage, we would not have to drill, imho. BUT, it will take a strong push from the gov't to make conservation happened.

In the meantime...

"He said his agency will hold four public meetings over the next few months - one in Alaska, one on the West Coast, one on the East Coast and one near the Gulf Coast - to hear from governors, local officials, industry groups and environmentalists about the plan."

I can assure every environmentalist here that the Cali hearing will be attended by thousands...saying NO OFFSHORE DRILLING.

"He echoed comments made by Obama last year that the administration would be open to more offshore drilling but only as part of a broader policy focused on producing more renewable energy from wind, solar and geothermal power."

The "broader policy" must eliminate any offshore drilling!!! Obama...No appeasing the oil giants!

""For those of you from the oil and gas industry ... I pledge to you that you will have a seat at the table," Salazar said. "We need your expertise and your resources as we move forward."

BS!!! We don't need any of these oil and gas industry crooks advising us on anything. We have all the RENEWABLE energy "experts" we need right here in Southern Ecotopia (Mendocino, Sonoma, Marin and Humboldt counties)!!! Thank you!!!

"Salazar also ordered his agency to finalize rules to speed the development of offshore renewable energy, such as offshore wind turbines, tidal and wave energy and other emerging technologies, which he said the Bush administration had delayed."

Again, these are not needed! What is needed is to conserve and even stop (or try harder) using the damn stuff (oil, non-renewables)!


Larry Sheehy (38)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 12:18 pm
from article:

Effect on California

In California, the plan would have allowed drilling on 44 million acres of federal waters off Humboldt and Mendocino counties, and 89 million acres off San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles and San Diego counties. One of the leases would have required special drilling equipment to reach oil beneath the Santa Barbara Ecological Preserve.

California officials praised the Obama administration for slowing down the process.

"I'm pleased the department will base its future leasing decisions on the strongest, most objective science available instead of campaign slogans, especially in areas that have previously been off-limits to drilling for decades," said Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, an opponent of drilling.

Larry Sheehy (38)
Wednesday February 11, 2009, 12:22 pm
Barry Russell, president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America said, "This unnecessary delay will hold America back, at the precise moment when we need to move forward the most."

Total BS!!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 22, 2009, 8:21 pm
Obama should do more to deal with Bush’s failed policies.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993
P.S. Here is something profoundly interesting in my blog: George W. Bush is a hate-crime criminal (indicated at “George W. Bush had better stop committing hate crimes”).
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