Previously, I could make sense of Obama's actions. This one truly baffles me and I cannot think of a good reason that this route would be pursued. This make me wonder if Obama has the US's interests in mind at all. While this may seem minor to many, and its an industry I don't really care about, this action makes no sense and is screwed up enough to make me VERY strongly consider not voting for him on the next election. (he would have to actually do liberal things between now and the next election for me to even consider it)WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is rescinding its decision to expand offshore oil exploration into the eastern Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast because of weaknesses in federal regulation revealed by the BP oil spill, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Wednesday.
Mr. Salazar said that drilling would remain under a moratorium for those areas for at least seven years, until stronger safety and environmental standards were in place.
So this issue might be a turning point for me, but I have no plans to turn into a foaming mouth hack.