Thursday, February 3, 2011

U.S. Adminstration In Contempt Over Gulf Drilling Moratorium, Judge Rules

Another case of "what he says" and "what he does". He says he lifted the ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf, but introduced more restrictive regulations that resulted in no drilling permits to be issued. We all know what his objective is and that is Cap & Tax, total regulation of carbon emissions, total government control of our energy resources and redistribution of wealth, not to the poor, but to his political cronies, Gore, Soros and others.

The current run-up in prices for food can be directly related to the price of energy and the co-opting of a food staple, corn, for foolish energy use. When will the poor minorities wake up to the fact that it is the liberal progressive Democrats that are keeping them in bondage and treating them like slaves. They should ask themselves, how many more generations will it take for their children and children's children to wean themselves from the burdensome welfare state? If the Democrats have their way, the answer is never. After all, a vote is a vote.

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re- imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

“President Obama claims to have lifted the Gulf moratorium, yet not a single deepwater permit has been issued in nine months,” Jim Adams, the association’s president, said in a release after the ruling. “As a result, thousands of workers are out of jobs, Americans are paying more for gasoline and heating oil, and our nation is becoming even more dependent on unstable nations for our energy needs.”

Read full Bloomberg article here.

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