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Old 06-22-2010, 12:50 PM   #1
Wildane
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Default Moratorium Schmoratorium

Federal Judge Blocks Obama's Offshore Drilling Moratorium in Gulf of Mexico
Originally Posted by Foxnews
In a victory for drilling proponents, a federal judge struck down President Obama's six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the administration rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.

The White House promised an immediate appeal. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the president believes strongly that drilling at such depths does not make sense and puts the safety of workers "at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford."
You know, that last statement really bugs me. How about you let the workers decide if it's worth the risk?

Enacting an arbitrary moratorium was a knee-jerk reaction that deserved better consideration. Not only do you stop the production of a good amount of oil, but you put into limbo the jobs of hundreds, if not thousands of people who likely can't afford to be shut down for 6 months. With this kind of logic, it would be like halting the production of all automobiles if GM issued a recall for a particular model.
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