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I am not a bit surprised. When Obama did a 180 on his no drilling position during the campaign it was only a ruse to garner votes and take the heat off his fellow Dems.

 

He followed Pelosi's lead. When gasoline was close to 5 bucks a gallon the Dems were being inundated with calls from their constituents wanting them to change their position on drilling. (and other energy sources)

 

Of course these weenies were scared they would piss of the queen so they ran to her for help. She told them to do what they had to do to save their seats and she would take care of it later. That is what they did, they lied.

 

Now that the price of gas is back down, Obama, as predicted, does the 180 again. Same old politics. Lie if you have to. Tell the fools what they want to hear.shakehead.gif A majority of Americans want drilling and want coal and nuclear plants built but hey, why should he let that stand in his way.

 

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama may order a hold on a proposal issued in the final days of the Bush administration to expand offshore drilling in previously banned areas, an Interior Department official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Shortly after being sworn in on Tuesday, Obama ordered all federal agencies and departments to halt pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff.

An Interior official said the department is waiting for clarification from the White House on whether a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic and Pacific waters for oil and natural gas drilling can go forward.

The preliminary plan would authorize 31 energy exploration lease sales between 2010 and 2015 for tracts along the east coast and off the coasts of Alaska and California.

Both presidential and congressional bans on drilling in most U.S. waters ended last year.

Separately, the Interior official said the department's plan to develop oil shale fields in the western United States may also be stopped by Obama's order. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and Tom Doggett)

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View PostI am not a bit surprised. When Obama did a 180 on his no drilling position during the campaign it was only a ruse to garner votes and take the heat off his fellow Dems.

 

He followed Pelosi's lead. When gasoline was close to 5 bucks a gallon the Dems were being inundated with calls from their constituents wanting them to change their position on drilling. (and other energy sources)

 

Of course these weenies were scared they would piss of the queen so they ran to her for help. She told them to do what they had to do to save their seats and she would take care of it later. That is what they did, they lied.

 

Now that the price of gas is back down, Obama, as predicted, does the 180 again. Same old politics. Lie if you have to. Tell the fools what they want to hear.shakehead.gif A majority of Americans want drilling and want coal and nuclear plants built but hey, why should he let that stand in his way.

 

 

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama may order a hold on a proposal issued in the final days of the Bush administration to expand offshore drilling in previously banned areas, an Interior Department official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Shortly after being sworn in on Tuesday, Obama ordered all federal agencies and departments to halt pending regulations until they can be reviewed by incoming staff.

An Interior official said the department is waiting for clarification from the White House on whether a proposed draft of a five-year plan to lease areas in the Atlantic and Pacific waters for oil and natural gas drilling can go forward.

The preliminary plan would authorize 31 energy exploration lease sales between 2010 and 2015 for tracts along the east coast and off the coasts of Alaska and California.

Both presidential and congressional bans on drilling in most U.S. waters ended last year.

Separately, the Interior official said the department's plan to develop oil shale fields in the western United States may also be stopped by Obama's order. (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe and Tom Doggett)

 

 

 

Hook,

 

I don't know. You are probably correct but maybe the Pres. and his folks would be looking at how much money the government could earn with these leases. And the Government needs INCOME big time.

 

While the price of oil is very low, if and when the economy begins to improve, those prices would go back up. In fact, I think looking at the price of oil would be one good indicator to see if the world economy is rebounding.

 

If the Pres. & Co. are smart enough to tie the price of the lease to the price of oil and make the oil companies GUARANTEE that some percentage of the oil only goes to the U.S. market, he'll have a winner.

 

Let's see if he is that smart or just a docterniaire(?) greenie weenie. Sadly might be the latter.frown.gif

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