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Old 03-31-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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Default Obama to open offshore areas along coasts for drilling

Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing to open vast expanses of water along the Atlantic coastline, the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the north coast of Alaska

The proposal is to be announced by President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Wednesday, but administration officials agreed to preview the details on the condition that they not be identified.

The proposal is intended to reduce dependence on oil imports, generate revenue from the sale of offshore leases and help win political support for comprehensive energy and climate legislation.

But while Mr. Obama has staked out middle ground on other environmental matters — supporting nuclear power, for example — the sheer breadth of the offshore drilling decision will take some of his supporters aback. And it is no sure thing that it will win support for a climate bill from undecided senators close to the oil industry

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/31/sc.../31energy.html

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Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines. Under Obama's plan, drilling could take place 125 miles from Florida's Gulf coastline if lawmakers allow the moratorium to expire. Drilling already takes place in western and central areas in the Gulf of Mexico..

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Very good decision on this administrations part and they should be applauded for making a pro-American choice in drilling!!!

Those who have been critical of this administration for such things as HCR need to step up to the plate and give credit when it is due.

Whats wrong is wrong and whats right is right....Kudos to our President.
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I don't trust him

Actual drilling in much of the newly opened areas, if it takes place, would not begin for years.

...in the meantime - Climate Change Cap & Trade will require nationalizing of the oil industry just like healthcare - what's not to love?
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Very good decision on this administrations part and they should be applauded for making a pro-American choice in drilling!!!

Those who have been critical of this administration for such things as HCR need to step up to the plate and give credit when it is due.

Whats wrong is wrong and whats right is right....Kudos to our President.
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I abhor the HCR that got pushed through without a hint of concern for the American people.

But if this takes hold, this is definitely a good move.
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Yeah, I am going to reserve judgment for a day or two. Cause Obama chastised McCain for suggesting such a thing during his run for the White House. If this is legit and not some scheme to get Cap and Trade passed then kudos to Mr. Obama. I just think we need to pay attention to what the left hand is doing while the right hand is showing us this little gem.
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Interesting...


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“When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts,” Obama told reporters in Jacksonville in late June. “

“It’s not going to provide short-term relief or medium-term relief or in fact long-term relief. It won’t drop prices in this administration or in the next administration or in the administration after that,” Obama said while campaigning in Iowa.

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[QUOTE=Killer;792051]Interesting...


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“When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts,” Obama told reporters in Jacksonville in late June. “

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lol that is quite the u-turn
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“When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts,” Obama told reporters in Jacksonville in late June. “
lol that is quite the u-turn
It's also par for the course for this administration so far. I agree with Killer that this is nothing more than a carrot to get Cap-n-Tax rammed through.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (CNN)


“When I’m president, I intend to keep in place the moratorium here in Florida and around the country that prevents oil companies from drilling off Florida’s coasts,” Obama told reporters in Jacksonville in late June. “

“It’s not going to provide short-term relief or medium-term relief or in fact long-term relief. It won’t drop prices in this administration or in the next administration or in the administration after that,” Obama said while campaigning in Iowa.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/02/campaign.wrap/
I am going to reserve final judgement to see if the administration follows through....but I have no problem with the Dems changing their minds on bad and unpopular promises

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