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Sev
06-22-2010, 12:18 PM
The Bamster wont be happy.
Seems he is having a pretty bad day to day.

Be prepared to Ron E performing Chicago style strong arm tactics.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704853404575322942341022322.html?m od=googlenews_wsj

Associated Press

A judge blocked the six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a ruling the White House immediately said it would appeal.


A judge blocked the six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium.

President Barack Obama's administration has halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

Judge Feldman said in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium. He said it seemed to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling posed an imminent danger.

"An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country,'' Judge Feldman wrote.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Mr. Obama believed strongly that drilling at such depths did not make any sense and put the safety of workers "at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford.''

The moratorium was imposed after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and blew out the well that has spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf. It was announced May 6 and extended May 28.

The Interior Department said it imposed the moratorium so it could study the risks of deepwater drilling. But the lawsuit filed in early June by Hornbeck Offshore LLC, a small oil-services company based in Covington, La., charged that the move was "arbitrary" and "capricious" and there was no proof the other operations posed a threat.
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The suit was joined by a host of other small providers of services to the offshore oil industry, and counted the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, underscoring the growing rebellion against the moratorium in the Gulf Coast, a region where oil and gas drilling plays a significant economic role. On Friday, giant drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Inc. filed a similar lawsuit in Houston.

In a filing with the court, the Department of Interior said that it instituted the moratorium with a view "for the long-term future," to reduce the likelihood of another disaster. "The public's interest weighs heavily in favor of making sure that a tragedy like this does not occur again," the filing said.

Environmental groups—such as the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center For Biological Diversity—filed briefs backing the moratorium.

Oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April. As the oil slick has grown, the owner of the well, BP PLC, has faced withering criticism and deepwater drilling has come under scrutiny.

The announcement of the moratorium last month sparked big losses for the share prices of companies involved in deepwater drilling, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, uncertainty has swirled about the possibility of tighter regulations.

pooltchr
06-22-2010, 12:54 PM
Hard to believe!
Someone actually thinks that shutting down the drilling, putting thousands of oil rig workers on unemployment, further hitting the gulf coast economy at this time is a bad idea????

Thank goodness we have some people who will do what they can to prevent Obama from totally destroying the country.

Another failed Obama policy corrected!

Steve

bobroberts
06-22-2010, 01:57 PM
it's amazing he is wrong on every decision that's taken 3 months to make.

Sev
06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
A most disturbing pattern.

LWW
06-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Finally someone in the judiciary has stood up to the thugocracy ... I also find it hilarious that his name is Marty Feldman.

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LWW

Sev
06-22-2010, 06:43 PM
Unfortunately it appears that Obe is going to issue another one.

Gayle in MD
06-22-2010, 07:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Bamster wont be happy.
Seems he is having a pretty bad day to day.

Be prepared to Ron E performing Chicago style strong arm tactics.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704853404575322942341022322.html?m od=googlenews_wsj

Associated Press

A judge blocked the six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a ruling the White House immediately said it would appeal.


A judge blocked the six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling imposed by the Obama administration after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore drilling rigs had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans to overturn the moratorium.

President Barack Obama's administration has halted the approval of any new permits for deepwater drilling and suspended drilling at 33 exploratory wells in the Gulf.

Judge Feldman said in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium. He said it seemed to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling posed an imminent danger.

"An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country,'' Judge Feldman wrote.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Mr. Obama believed strongly that drilling at such depths did not make any sense and put the safety of workers "at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford.''

The moratorium was imposed after the April 20 explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and blew out the well that has spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf. It was announced May 6 and extended May 28.

The Interior Department said it imposed the moratorium so it could study the risks of deepwater drilling. But the lawsuit filed in early June by Hornbeck Offshore LLC, a small oil-services company based in Covington, La., charged that the move was "arbitrary" and "capricious" and there was no proof the other operations posed a threat.
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The suit was joined by a host of other small providers of services to the offshore oil industry, and counted the support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, underscoring the growing rebellion against the moratorium in the Gulf Coast, a region where oil and gas drilling plays a significant economic role. On Friday, giant drilling contractor Diamond Offshore Inc. filed a similar lawsuit in Houston.

In a filing with the court, the Department of Interior said that it instituted the moratorium with a view "for the long-term future," to reduce the likelihood of another disaster. "The public's interest weighs heavily in favor of making sure that a tragedy like this does not occur again," the filing said.

Environmental groups—such as the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Center For Biological Diversity—filed briefs backing the moratorium.

Oil has been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig in late April. As the oil slick has grown, the owner of the well, BP PLC, has faced withering criticism and deepwater drilling has come under scrutiny.

The announcement of the moratorium last month sparked big losses for the share prices of companies involved in deepwater drilling, particularly in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, uncertainty has swirled about the possibility of tighter regulations. </div></div>

<span style="color: #FF6666">[color:#FF6666]The judge is reported to be heavily invested in Oil.

People said from the start, it would be hard to find a judge in that region, who wasn't in bed with oil. In fact, I linked an article which addressed that very probable, fascist finding, from the majority of judges in that area.

I can't believe any of you could be up on the haphazard preparations of those deep wells, see what is happening down there, and still think the deep drilling should continue, before things are fully checked out.

Testimony surely prohibits that kind of negligence, given the lack of standard engineering practices.

Disgraceful. Eleven men died out there, not to mention the ecological damages.

Interesting how little concern the so called Christians have over their duty to leave the earth as pristine as they found it.

Why am I surprised. "Without Conscience" just as John Dean has written and stated all along.

The finding will be appealed, so don't stage a parade just yet.
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pooltchr
06-22-2010, 10:03 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: pooltchr</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Hard to believe!
Someone actually thinks that shutting down the drilling, putting thousands of oil rig workers on unemployment, further hitting the gulf coast economy at this time is a bad idea????

Thank goodness we have some people who will do what they can to prevent Obama from totally destroying the country.

Another failed Obama policy corrected!

Steve </div></div>

Well, I see we have someone who thinks it's a good idea to put thousands of oil workers on unemployment in the middle of a failing economy, in a part of the country that is being devistated by this disaster already! Of course, they are all from the south, so they really don't matter!!!!

Steve

Chopstick
06-23-2010, 09:28 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

<span style="color: #FF6666">The judge is reported to be heavily invested in Oil.

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Well, from my prospective, that is not really the point. The President has no constitutional authority to do what he is doing. He just got reminded of that and he doesn't like it. If he is so all fired up about not drilling then why did he give 2 billion dollars of our money to Petrobras to do the same thing at three times the depth? And why does George Soros just happen to have 22% of his own portfolio invested in Petrobras? And those rigs that he is trying to shut down, guess who is going to get them.

Every president is in bed with big oil. That's just how it is. BP didn't give 20 billion to the American people. They gave it to Obama and why would they do that so easily? Because they did not want to wind up in orange jump suits for life which is where they belong. This is not the first time BP has killed people because of unsafe practices. The executives at BP are guilty of multiple counts of criminally negligent homicide and they need to be in jail.

LWW
06-23-2010, 09:39 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="color: #FF6666">[color:#FF6666]The judge is reported to be heavily invested in Oil.</span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smirk.gif </div></div>

Reported by who?

LWW

Gayle in MD
06-23-2010, 10:15 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">This is not the first time BP has killed people because of unsafe practices. The executives at BP are guilty of multiple counts of criminally negligent homicide and they need to be in jail.
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I agree with this statement only. What makes you think they won't end up in jail?

Jusges are supposed to recuse themselves when they have a conflict of interests, and this judge surely does.

Why are Republicans defending BP?

Why shouldn't the president accept BP's offer to contribute now, to those who are being affected by the spill? There is no cap.

Why shouldn't they pay as they go, in order that we avoid their usual tactics, of bogging everything down in court, and wearing out those who sue them? they should pay as this goes along, IMO.

Two people helping with the Gulf Response, died today. We don't know yet if they died from heat, or toxins.

Fish and wildlife experts, should be able to stop the building of berms, if they judge that they are more destructive to the fish and wildlife. They have more knowledge on that than any of the governors.

The President should stop the deep water drilling, long enough to check all of them out, IMO. there is plenty of reason to believe that other well are defective.

Everything he has done so far, IMO, makes sense to me.

What I can't figure out is why Republicans are defending BP???? Well, I can figure it out, actually, but it's wrong, IMO. They should be praising the president, for holding BP by the neck, over the killing, our costs, and all of the devastation they have caused through pure greed.

G.

eg8r
06-23-2010, 11:11 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, from my prospective, that is not really the point. The President has no constitutional authority to do what he is doing. He just got reminded of that and he doesn't like it.</div></div>Why does gayle always try to twist the truth around?

eg8r

Sev
06-23-2010, 12:10 PM
I was watching Boon Picket on CNN the other night.
He said the 6 month moratorium would realistically be 12 to 18 months when start up time is taken into consideration.

Estimates of 35,000 jobs would be lost in the industry.
Further estimated of job losses in the fields that support the industry in the states are in the hundreds of thousands.

The six month moratorium will cause many of the platforms to be moved outside the gulf.

It is estimated that oil production loss will be just under 1/2 a million barrels per day. We will have import the missing amount.

Gayle in MD
06-23-2010, 12:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, from my prospective, that is not really the point. The President has no constitutional authority to do what he is doing. He just got reminded of that and he doesn't like it.</div></div>Why does gayle always try to twist the truth around?

eg8r </div></div>

Did you watch the testimony of the man who worked for BP?

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

I did. If you had heard His testimony, since you live in Florida, I'm quite sure you, too, would want those thirty something wells shut down, until the investiagtion into their production and assembly, can be determined. Hearing that man reveal how BP operates, would have made anyone very nervous over the ones still operating.

Here is the information on the judge.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">NEW ORLEANS (June 23) -- The Louisiana judge who struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has reported extensive investments in the oil and gas industry, according to financial disclosure reports. He's also a new member of a secret national security court.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, a 1983 appointee of President Ronald Reagan, reported owning less than $15,000 in stock in 2008 in Transocean Ltd., the company that owned the sunken Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.

Feldman overturned the ban Tuesday, saying the government simply assumed that because one rig exploded, the others pose an imminent danger, too.

Office of U.S. District Judge Martin L.C. Feldman / AP
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The White House promised an immediate appeal. The Interior Department had imposed the moratorium last month in the wake of the BP disaster, halting approval of any new permits for deepwater projects and suspending drilling on 33 exploratory wells.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a statement late Tuesday that within the next few days he would issue a new order imposing a moratorium that eliminates any doubt it is needed and appropriate.

Several companies that ferry people and supplies and provide other services to offshore rigs argued that the moratorium was arbitrarily imposed after the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and blew out a well 5,000 feet underwater. It has spewed anywhere from 67 million to 127 million gallons of oil.

Feldman's 2008 financial disclosure report - the most recent available - also showed investments in Ocean Energy, a Houston-based company, as well as Quicksilver Resources, Prospect Energy, Peabody Energy, Halliburton, Pengrowth Energy Trust, Atlas Energy Resources, Parker Drilling and others. Halliburton was also involved in the doomed Deepwater Horizon project.

Feldman did not respond to requests for comment and to clarify whether he still holds some or all of these investments.

He's one of many federal judges across the Gulf Coast region with money in oil and gas. Several have disqualified themselves from hearing spill-related lawsuits and others have sold their holdings so they can preside over some of the 200-plus cases.
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He should have recused himself.

Cut with the insults, stick with the subjects of the threads. You work very hard to divert everyting away from the subject, and over to me. A cop out on your psrt, to cover up for the fact that you never possess enough current information to discuss anything.

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eg8r
06-24-2010, 02:38 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I did. If you had heard His testimony, since you live in Florida, I'm quite sure you, too, would want those thirty something wells shut down, until the investiagtion into their production and assembly, can be determined.</div></div>Yes I would but I would want it done legally.

eg8r

LWW
06-25-2010, 04:42 AM
When one worships a God King they are de facto making that God King the law in living form.

That is the only way such cults of personality can continue to exist.

LWW