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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If this were only about safety regulations, you might have a point...if you can prove that oil companies don't want to comply with them. But it's not. It's about the inconsistency of the Obama administration. Heck, he can't make up his mind whether to allow drilling or not. It all depends, for him, on whether his current position will help him get elected.

    Oh, and avoiding blame.
    Actually I know about it first hand because my brother was asked to solve the safety audit issues..

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    If this were only about safety regulations, you might have a point...if you can prove that oil companies don't want to comply with them. But it's not. It's about the inconsistency of the Obama administration. Heck, he can't make up his mind whether to allow drilling or not. It all depends, for him, on whether his current position will help him get elected.

    Oh, and avoiding blame.
    The oil companies are lobbying the government for more mineral rights. They always do that. Other companies are lobbying for a restriction to their rights. sometimes these companies use the media to put pressure on politicians. When the Florida tourism and fishing industry starts airing commercials showing the gulf oil spill and platforms mucking up the view from their beaches it will have an effect too. There are many things to consider when making these decisions. If things were easy they wouldn't be so hard.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    When the Florida tourism and fishing industry starts airing commercials showing the gulf oil spill and platforms mucking up the view from their beaches it will have an effect too.
    First off, its easy to solve the first problem. Florida could work with the Oil Cos to set a minimum distance they can be from shore. 15-20 miles would be adequate and no one would see the rigs from shore. As far as fishing, well, the fisherman love oil rigs. Especially in the Gulf. They create habitat and are some of the best fishing spots in the Gulf.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    First off, its easy to solve the first problem. Florida could work with the Oil Cos to set a minimum distance they can be from shore. 15-20 miles would be adequate and no one would see the rigs from shore. As far as fishing, well, the fisherman love oil rigs. Especially in the Gulf. They create habitat and are some of the best fishing spots in the Gulf.
    Yes.. fishing is unbelievable in the Persian Gulf around the offshore platforms.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    First off, its easy to solve the first problem. Florida could work with the Oil Cos to set a minimum distance they can be from shore. 15-20 miles would be adequate and no one would see the rigs from shore. As far as fishing, well, the fisherman love oil rigs. Especially in the Gulf. They create habitat and are some of the best fishing spots in the Gulf.
    Really fishing still isn't back to what it was in the Gulf before the spill, and you can certainly see oil rigs from the beach in Galveston.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Really fishing still isn't back to what it was in the Gulf before the spill, and you can certainly see oil rigs from the beach in Galveston.
    What? Due to the shut down of commercial fishing for six months during the spill, fishing is off the hook off of LA. I've had buddies begging me to come down for the last year.

    Researcher: Fish numbers triple after oil spill fishing closures | al.com

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    It isn't all his fault but if gas continue's to rise he will be the one blamed come November.
    I'm sure you'll be the first to give him credit for the improving economy come November too.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Obama is not directly responsible for oil prices. Market forces dictate that. But, Obama has chosen not to do several things that could have helped the price of oil. From approving new leases, to drilling in ANWAR, approving off shore drilling to the pipeline he shot down...all would have helped with the cost of oil, to some extent. Of course, there are outside forces that he can't control like the Saudis and Iran. But there is no doubt that he could have created a better environment and avoided some of the criticism (I'm not going to pretend someone some where wouldn't be dogging him) if he had done some of these high profile actions.
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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Obama is not directly responsible for oil prices. Market forces dictate that. But, Obama has chosen not to do several things that could have helped the price of oil. From approving new leases, to drilling in ANWAR, approving off shore drilling to the pipeline he shot down...all would have helped with the cost of oil, to some extent. Of course, there are outside forces that he can't control like the Saudis and Iran. But there is no doubt that he could have created a better environment and avoided some of the criticism (I'm not going to pretend someone some where wouldn't be dogging him) if he had done some of these high profile actions.
    Actually Obama approved 60 new Deepwater drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico last fall.

    The Saudis have increased production to protect both the dollar and supply in EVERY geopolitical crisis.

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    Re: Obama doesn't accept responsibility for gas prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    What? Due to the shut down of commercial fishing for six months during the spill, fishing is off the hook off of LA. I've had buddies begging me to come down for the last year.

    Researcher: Fish numbers triple after oil spill fishing closures | al.com
    More fish from a ban doesn't mean that the fishing industry has recovered. Also, not all fishing areas are open and doing well. Oysters for sure are still expensive do to the spill.

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