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    Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    NEW ORLEANS At the same time they are venting their fury on BP over the Gulf of Mexico spill and its calamitous environmental effects, Louisiana politicians are rushing to the defense of the oil-and-gas industry and pleading with Washington to bring back offshore drilling now.
    Yeah! Bring back the ****ing drilling! Another poster from Cali said that Califoniations don't won't drilling and shouldn't be forced to drill and that's ok. California shouldn't get a cut of the royalties from GOM drilling, either. If Louisiana wants to drill, we should be able to drill.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    My husband grew up in BR, La, and lots of our friends live in the southern part of the state. With all the loss of income from the fishing industry and tourism, you guys need to be able to make up for all the loss of income into the state. What I don't understand about the whole drilling issue is why not drill inshore and within close proximity to the coast? It seems to me that this should be far safer than drilling 50 miles out in deep water, as evidenced by the recent catastrophe. I just don't see how traditional drilling could be more dangerous.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    My husband grew up in BR, La, and lots of our friends live in the southern part of the state. With all the loss of income from the fishing industry and tourism, you guys need to be able to make up for all the loss of income into the state. What I don't understand about the whole drilling issue is why not drill inshore and within close proximity to the coast? It seems to me that this should be far safer than drilling 50 miles out in deep water, as evidenced by the recent catastrophe. I just don't see how traditional drilling could be more dangerous.
    The treehuggers pushed the rigs farther and farther offshore. Everything about this spill is the treehuggers's doing.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    It does seem that way, but imo, it's insane. Why in the hell would anyone believe that drilling 5000 feet down 50 miles off shore is a good idea? I realize it's common, but it seems risky to me with my limited knowledge of drilling. Wouldn't incidents such as this one be much easier to contain and repair in significantly lower depths?

    I mean, if you're going to allow drilling, why is it significant where you drill, especially if the hazards are less inshore and in shallower offshore areas?
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It does seem that way, but imo, it's insane. Why in the hell would anyone believe that drilling 5000 feet down 50 miles off shore is a good idea? I realize it's common, but it seems risky to me with my limited knowledge of drilling. Wouldn't incidents such as this one be much easier to contain and repair in significantly lower depths?

    I mean, if you're going to allow drilling, why is it significant where you drill, especially if the hazards are less inshore and in shallower offshore areas?
    Since when do treehuggers make sense?
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    They don't.
    I just don't understand why the EPA and those who legislate/regulate the oil industry can't seem to grasp this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They don't.
    I just don't understand why the EPA and those who legislate/regulate the oil industry can't seem to grasp this.
    They're grasp of this situation isn't important. In fact, their lack of understanding is important to the political agenda. Obama needed a catastrophe, so he could promote his agenda.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    You may be right. The older I get, it seems that the outlandish things make the pieces fit together.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Seeing how long it is taking BP to fix the leak and the damage its doing to local tourism and fishing hasn't helped the case for off shore oil drilling. Its like asking to build a nuclear power plant right after the Chernobyl disaster. A lot of people do not like taking risks after a worst case scenario has happened.
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    Re: Louisiana wants offshore drilling ban lifted

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Seeing how long it is taking BP to fix the leak and the damage its doing to local tourism and fishing hasn't helped the case for off shore oil drilling. Its like asking to build a nuclear power plant right after the Chernobyl disaster. A lot of people do not like taking risks after a worst case scenario has happened.
    If you have an idea as to how BP can stop this leak I feel certain that the entire population of all the gulf states would be eternally grateful.

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