President Bush to Declare Large Areas Off Limits to Offshore Drilling

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  1. KenH

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    He plans to do this by executive power.



    May 23, 2008, 3:43 pm

    Green Bush? Administration May Declare More Undersea Oil Off Limits

    Posted by Keith Johnson

    U.S. oil producers just can’t get any satisfaction. Despite repeated calls to open up swathes of protected land to oil and gas exploration to ease supply shortages, most U.S. oil reserves are on land that’s still off-limits. And things are just going to get tougher.

    NPR News reports today that President Bush is close to designating huge chunks of ocean and coastal areas “marine monuments,” which would rule them out for offshore oil drilling, fishing, or any other commercial activity. The president is planning to use executive power under a 1906 law to bypass any Congressional opposition.

    - http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/?mod=googlenews_wsj
     
  2. JustChristian

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    President Bush seems to be jumping around from one thing to another frantically trying to escape going down as the worst president in American history. He's doing things like this that are totally out of the character he's displayed in all his previous presidency. They are ill-considered and not part of an overall plan for the nation. People say they're afraid of McCain. I'm terrified about what a Bush who seems to be out of touch with reality might do in the next few months. If we don't see a mushroom cloud in the rest of his presidency I'll consider us lucky.
     
  3. Baptist in Richmond

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    It's far too late for him to change that now - but until January 20, 2009 the "worst President ever" moniker still belings to Warren G. Harding. He might salvage his place in history, but I doubt it.

    As for drilling, I don't have a problem with it, provided the following:
    1. All tax credits are removed for oil companies - all of them.
    2. They pay market price for any fossil fuels taken from public lands: NO EXCEPTIONS!

    That being the case, I don't have a problem with it.

    Regards,
    BiR
     
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  4. Martin

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    Two thumbs up for President Bush on this. I don't want to goto the beach, look up and see oil platforms. I enjoy seeing the never ending blue water, the old fishing boats, the sea gulls, and a dolphin now and then. I don't want that destroyed by technology. Oil is only one source of energy, we need other sources and we need them yesterday. We should drill and explore for more oil but we should limit where we are going to do that. We can't destroy our environment in search of oil.

    Maybe I am one of the few conservatives who enjoys nature and the beauty of God's creation? I don't care, I don't want to see it damaged because of our greedy search of oil. We need oil, but we also need other supplies of energy. Those supplies are out there all we have to do is look. I have no doubt that if we put our minds to it, we the American people could come up with wonderful solutions in a matter of years. However to do that we have to stop waiting for big pappa government to come in and do it for us. Americans have to stand up and do it ourselves. Just like the Wright Brothers and others did in the past.
     
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  5. Magnetic Poles

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    Martin, you tree hugging LIBERAL!!!

    :laugh: :thumbs:
     
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    I think that they would be far enough out that they wouldnt be seen.
     
  7. Martin

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    Thats what my brother calls me! :laugh: :laugh:

    Seriously, anyone who knows me knows that I could never be confused for a liberal.
     
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    Hard to say that for sure. There seems to be some here that consider anyone who does not totally agree with them liberal.:laugh:
     
  9. Bob Alkire

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    I can't find those blue waters here in Fl. till I get about 4 miles out. Where are you seeing them< iwould love to see them off of our coast. I go from Daytona to NC every other day and I like to find those never ending blue waters. I know this is off subject but I would love to see them, when I go out to the islands I see a lot of it.
     
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    And there's some that throw the "right-wing" words around quilte liberally, as well. No group has a lock on good behavior.
     
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    so while Bush gets a thumbs up on this, other countries get the gas and oil right close to the US....doesn't make sense to me....

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/05/09/news/cuba.php
     

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