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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40455797...ws-environment

    WASHINGTON Pointing to the BP blowout and risks of a new environmental disaster, the Obama administration reversed itself Wednesday and promised not to pursue offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or anywhere else along the nation's East Coast.

    The administration had backed a major expansion of offshore drilling earlier this year, in part to gain support for comprehensive climate legislation in Congress, one of President Barack Obama's top legislative goals.

    With that bill now off the table, the president stands much to gain politically by saying no to powerful oil interests, particularly in Florida, which is expected to be a crucial swing state in the 2012 election campaign.
    Guess Florida trumps Louisiana with its electoral votes.

    "In the Gulf and the Atlantic we are adjusting our strategy," Salazar said. "We believe the most appropriate course of action is to focus development on areas with existing leases and not expand to new areas at this time."

    Under the revised plan, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling in waters in the Atlantic Ocean and eastern Gulf for at least the next seven years. Already-planned lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico, expected in March and August, will be delayed until late 2011 or early 2012, Salazar said.
    I wonder how this makes us less dependent on imported energy sources? Or creates jobs in the US? Or helps the economy in any way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
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    Guess Florida trumps Louisiana with its electoral votes.



    I wonder how this makes us less dependent on imported energy sources? Or creates jobs in the US? Or helps the economy in any way?
    folks here in texas are livid. its so political - he hopes to win florida withing this and doesnt care about the other gulf states because they are very red anyway.

    he just doesnt care about all the jobs he is destroy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerry Clinchy View Post
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    Guess Florida trumps Louisiana with its electoral votes.



    I wonder how this makes us less dependent on imported energy sources? Or creates jobs in the US? Or helps the economy in any way?
    If the build more Green Energy systems in lieu of this, it will make us both more independent and create US jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    If the build more Green Energy systems in lieu of this, it will make us both more independent and create US jobs.
    Wishfull Thinking......

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    If the build more Green Energy systems in lieu of this, it will make us both more independent and create US jobs.
    You must have been Bogarting that joint,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nor_Cal_Angler View Post
    Wishfull Thinking......

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    Not at all. I have a great job with a company that is in the Renewable Energy Business. We are expanding and creating lots of good jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M&K's Retrievers View Post
    You must have been Bogarting that joint,

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    No, just cashing my paychecks every two weeks. I wish I was bogarting... Haven't done that in years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    Not at all. I have a great job with a company that is in the Renewable Energy Business. We are expanding and creating lots of good jobs.
    Really??

    Post them..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    If the build more Green Energy systems in lieu of this, it will make us both more independent and create US jobs.
    In the meantime(like the next 30 years), what will power our vehicles?
    Are you willing to pay upwards of $6 per gallon of gasoline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by depittydawg View Post
    If the build more Green Energy systems in lieu of this, it will make us both more independent and create US jobs.
    IF the systems were built here, not just designed and then contracted for overseas component build, that could be true down the road. But in the meantime, energy/transportation costs for materials, manpower and marketing of the product will go up exponentially. That "Green Energy system" factory, say for solar panels, won't appear out of nowhere and will likely be heavily dependent on petroleum components; plastics, lubricants, composite materials etc. to get it done, now.

    What would you propose to use "in lieu of this" ?
    Do you think the decision makers at your plant wil keep adding jobs if their shipping costs double or triple? What if a key component cost skyrockets?
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