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    Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

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    Quote(The Obama administration lost its court bid to maintain a six-month moratorium on offshore deepwater drilling which a federal judge ordered lifted last month.

    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's emergency request to stay that judge's order pending appeal.

    The motion was denied because the government failed to show "a likelihood of irreparable injury if the stay is not granted," the appeals panel judges wrote in a 2-1 ruling.

    The government also "made no showing that there is any likelihood that drilling activities will be resumed pending appeal."

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has said he will soon issue a new order to block deepwater drilling regardless of how the court ruled and oil companies have not resumed drilling due to the legal uncertainties.)

    Wonder if the wording of the new order will prevent another challenge?

    Quote(President Barack Obama acknowledged the moratorium would cause economic harm, but said it was necessary to give investigators adequate time to understand what caused the accident and create new safety regulations.)

    Just how much time does this person need to make decisions, Obama seems to always take an inordinate length of time to decide issues that are important to the economic or defense of America, yet makes what for him are almost snap decisions for those idea's he seeks to thrust onto America.

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Does Obama even understand, or respect, the law?

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    Quote(The Obama administration lost its court bid to maintain a six-month moratorium on offshore deepwater drilling which a federal judge ordered lifted last month.

    The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government's emergency request to stay that judge's order pending appeal.





















































    The motion was denied because the government failed to show "a likelihood of irreparable injury if the stay is not granted," the appeals panel judges wrote in a 2-1 ruling.

    The government also "made no showing that there is any likelihood that drilling activities will be resumed pending appeal."

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has said he will soon issue a new order to block deepwater drilling regardless of how the court ruled and oil companies have not resumed drilling due to the legal uncertainties.)

    Wonder if the wording of the new order will prevent another challenge?

    Quote(President Barack Obama acknowledged the moratorium would cause economic harm, but said it was necessary to give investigators adequate time to understand what caused the accident and create new safety regulations.)

    Just how much time does this person need to make decisions, Obama seems to always take an inordinate length of time to decide issues that are important to the economic or defense of America, yet makes what for him are almost snap decisions for those idea's he seeks to thrust onto America.

    i think the moratorium is a great idea, and the judge sucks.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Does Obama even understand, or respect, the law?
    i'm sure much more than we non lawyers do.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i think the moratorium is a great idea, and the judge sucks.
    So now both district federal judges and the 5th circuit court of appeals "suck" becauase you disagree with their ruling? They would not have ruled in such a manner if the Obama Administration had established a moratorium within the confines of the law.

    Ultimately, oil companies are not going to restart drilling operations because another moratorium will just be issued, and it is costly and dangerous to keep restarting and shutting down rigs. The White House is going to successfully halt drilling for the 6 months they want, it just won't be because of the moratorium, it will be because of the uncertainty caused by the legal battles.

    All the while, thousands in Louisiana will sit out of work because of it.

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    All the while, thousands in Louisiana will sit out of work because of it.
    Gosh. I'd feel really sorry for them, too, if they hadn't ****ed up our lives along with their own. I hear BP is hiring cleanup workers in Florida, btw. You can let them know that they can drive over and maybe get hired cleaning up the mess they made.

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Gosh. I'd feel really sorry for them, too, if they hadn't ****ed up our lives along with their own. I hear BP is hiring cleanup workers in Florida, btw. You can let them know that they can drive over and maybe get hired cleaning up the mess they made.
    How did an oil rig service worker that works for a company independent of BP "**** up our lives along with their own"? How did rig workers on say a Chevron rig that is now shut down "**** up our lives along with their own"?

    You are ignoring reality if you think those out of work by this moratorium are only connected to the BP rig.

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    So now both district federal judges and the 5th circuit court of appeals "suck" becauase you disagree with their ruling? They would not have ruled in such a manner if the Obama Administration had established a moratorium within the confines of the law.

    Ultimately, oil companies are not going to restart drilling operations because another moratorium will just be issued, and it is costly and dangerous to keep restarting and shutting down rigs. The White House is going to successfully halt drilling for the 6 months they want, it just won't be because of the moratorium, it will be because of the uncertainty caused by the legal battles.

    All the while, thousands in Louisiana will sit out of work because of it.
    and you would rather carry on, business as usual, when it can't be denied that NO oil company has any freaking way to deal with a disaster like the present one?
    great idea.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    and you would rather carry on, business as usual, when it can't be denied that NO oil company has any freaking way to deal with a disaster like the present one?
    great idea.
    Business as usual has shown that disasters of this scope are not the norm... I am not for enacting a moratorium to study the "safety" impact and ignore the fact that the Department of the Interior (part of the Executive Branch) has already reinspected every one of those deepwater rigs that are shut down and gave them all very good safety ratings.

    I find it idiotic when the head of the department that says the rigs passed safety inspections (all after the BP explosion) wants to keep them shut down citing safety concerns.

    You don't ground every airplane around because one crashes.
    Last edited by NolaMan; 07-09-10 at 01:15 PM.

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    Re: Obama loses drilling moratorium appeal

    Quote Originally Posted by NolaMan View Post
    How did an oil rig service worker that works for a company independent of BP "**** up our lives along with their own"? How did rig workers on say a Chevron rig that is now shut down "**** up our lives along with their own"?

    You are ignoring reality if you think those out of work by this moratorium are only connected to the BP rig.
    The entire industry is dirty, unsustainable, and has caused irreparable damage to my state. So, the fact that some oil rig workers are kicking their heels because we've stopped drilling isn't causing me not to sleep at night. You know what? I'm not particularly sorry they're unemployed. I wish Louisiana had NEVER allowed drilling along its coast. I bet a lot of local fishermen feel the same damn way.

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