Accountability is a real bitch. Too bad for Obama that there are actually three branches of government.
When Judge Martin Feldman ordered the federal government to end its moratorium on deep-sea drilling, he actually meant it. In a ruling earlier today, the federal judge in New Orleans has held the Obama administration in contempt for its “defiance” in reimposing the moratorium through other means.
The government has not issued a permit to drill in nine months, evidence that the White House has attempted to evade Feldman’s orders. The lawsuit alleges that thousands of jobs have been lost in the “permitorium,” as some have dubbed the policy, and that the loss of American production has hiked costs and made the US more dependent than ever on imports. It also drove investment in exploration out of the US and into places like Brazil. The economic damage from the permitorium will take years to reverse, as major rigs have already departed the Gulf.
Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium” « Hot Air