Wow it's October but this is no surprise.
It is possible this has not one damn thing to do with anything but Political Gain?
Administration Lifts 6-Month Oil Drilling Freeze - cbs11tv.com
MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) ― The Obama administration, under heavy pressure from the oil industry and others in the Gulf Coast, on Tuesday lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling that it imposed in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill.
The six-month ban had been scheduled to expire Nov. 30, but Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he was moving up that deadline because new rules imposed after the spill have strengthened safety measures and reduced the risk of another catastrophic blowout.
"The policy position that we are articulating today is that we are open for business," Salazar told a news conference.