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White House Lifts Ban on Deepwater Drilling


World  (tags: white house, oil, gas, drilling, ban, deepwater )

Sophie
- 3054 days ago - nytimes.com
The Obama administration lifted the moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling on Tuesday, but it will be weeks or months before drilling resumes while industry and government regulators scramble to meet strict new rules.



   

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MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 12, 2010, 9:59 pm
Oh for Cotten Picken Sake!!!!!!!

About TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did this administration do something correct?????? No wonder I just paid $3.39/gal at the tank!!!

He passed it on to the consumer! UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 12:30 am
MONEY! MONEY! - This is what life has become!
 

gail dair (0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:03 am
noted ty
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:35 am
Talking of petrol prices. We pay closer to $5 a gallon.
 

Buffy F (93)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:40 am
Thank you, noted
 

Margaret B (88)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:02 am
Here we go again....
 

Ben O (135)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:11 am
Right; Drill Baby, Drill!!!
http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=19910&pst=932831
 

patricia lasek (317)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 5:22 am
"Michael R. Bromwich, the director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which assumed the duties carried out by the former Minerals Management Service, led the effort to develop the new rules. He presented the regulatory framework to Mr. Salazar on Oct. 1, with a recommendation that the moratorium be lifted immediately.
In making that recommendation, he acknowledged that his agency lacks enough people to quickly review drilling applications and perform the detailed inspections required before new permits are issued. He also said that it would be useful to have more time to assemble the equipment and expertise needed to deal with any future major blowout and spill.
Yet he argued that the new rules provide a sufficient margin of safety and that it is worth the remaining risks to avoid further damage to the Gulf Coast economy."

Get real! These idiots will never make it safe enough. Big Oil strikes another Big Blow against the World!
 

Bonnie A (76)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 9:15 am
It's sad that the big corporations have so intertwined their crooked practices into everybody's lives that people stick up for their wanton destruction and abuse of the oceans and the people who work on the oceans. It's sad that they control the governments and the justice system. They will continue to make their big profits until the last of the oil is gone and we won't be ready for that day.
 

Glenda J (158)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 10:42 am
Noted
 

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 11:00 am
Heavy sigh....
 

(0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 11:24 am
argh
 

resignd Cannot remove (139)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 1:02 pm
Sorry to hear this. The Atlantic is supposed to be quite dangerous. Not sure that humans have sufficient integrity to enforce rules on the powerful, nor to predict the folly of their indiscretion. Hungary's Prime Minister arrested the CEO of the company who was responsible for the aluminum waste mess that killed seven people and injured at least 150 people, and filled homes and businesses. So nice to hear of a country's leader who takes these things seriously. BP CEO should have been arrested from the get go as well as Kenneth Salazar, Sec of the Interior who also was in on the waiving of the remote controlled safety valve, a half million dollar device, and an environmental review. Salazar still at the helm so expect nothing good to happen, and BP getting handled as if they are royalty.
 

Fran F (116)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 2:48 pm
not AGAIN!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 3:45 pm
Yes, here we go again! Not sure 'practice' will ever make this 'perfect'!!!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 4:08 pm
Dumbest thing I ever heard !!
 

Mary Coleman (148)
Wednesday October 13, 2010, 7:32 pm
This ban should have never been lifted, in fact it should be made permanent. We need to stop depending on fossil fuels PERIOD, EXCLAMATION POINT! I shall apologise if I'm misreading your comment, but Marilyn M, I sincerely hope your above post is merely sarcasm and not an actual complaint about the cost of fuel. Are you really going to care about that $3.39/gallon when the next big oil spill happens? How about when its not just the sealife dying but the rest of the creatures that feed on the sea life...or the humans who consume that sea life; or how about the ecological damage that will continue in the gulf for decades to come because of the most recent spill. Are you going to go and clean up that next big disaster? It is not the administration's fault that the cost of fuel is asinine either. Crude oil is traded on the commodities market, and the price of gas is based upon the barrel costs at market close.
 

Dianna Mcallister offlinetp (19)
Saturday October 16, 2010, 3:01 am
thanyou...noted interesting sophie
 
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