Thursday, July 08, 2010

Obama administration smacked down again on drilling moratorium

The Democratic Obama administration is going after Louisiana trying to shut down drilling, and they are going after Arizona for their immigration law. Today, for the second time, they were smacked down on their oil drilling moratorium. From The Washington Examiner:
A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a vocal critic of the moratorium, watched the hearing from the courtroom gallery. He said he was pleased by the ruling, but he remains concerned about the de facto moratorium that is keeping drilling from resuming and the threat of a second moratorium from Salazar.

"The federal government not being able to do its job is not a reason for thousands of Louisianians to lose their jobs," Jindal said.

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