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Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and other parts of the Gulf of Mexico, both Republican and Democrat officials in Louisiana say the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, put in place after the BP oil spill, is now that state’s biggest problem.
In fact, it was the major concern voiced to President Obama Sunday during his speech marking the fifth anniversary of the disaster. Keep reading at SOURCE
Oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina
Almost half of Orleans Parish residents, 49 percent, said the oil spill will cause more damage than Katrina, compared with 40 percent who said the hurricane was more damaging, according to a poll released Aug. 13 by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The survey was conducted May 26-June 27 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Local officials have been critical of Obama’s decision to impose a moratorium, set to expire Nov. 30, on drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet. The moratorium idled 33 rigs and may cost 23,247 jobs, by the administration’s estimate. Two rigs, owned by Houston-based Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., have since left the Gulf to drill elsewhere. SOURCE
The Gulf Coast would have been in much better shape if only the fearless leader Obama had acted quick and got oil skimmers, and allowed the States to use sand dikes to protect their shores. Remember all the Countries that wanted to help but was told no by the U.S. Government! Obama’s Drilling Moratorium Biggest Threat now and he seem not to understand we don’t need more jobs lost!
Note for Barack Obama: It’s high time for you to carry your own weight and stop relying on President G.W. Bush. The blame game has lost it’s wings Barack!
Looks as if Obama will have to stay on his golf vacation a few more days! What’s happening with those two relief wells, leave the dam cap on until the relief wells can start releasing the pressure. Watch the pressure and if it keeps falling then and only then should you force BP to remove the cap that they have worked so hard to install. Obama it will totally be your baby all alone if you have the cap removed….is that what you want?
Pilloried for nearly three months as it tried repeatedly to stop the leak, BP PLC capped the nearly mile-deep well Thursday and wants to keep it that way. The government’s plan, however, is to eventually pipe oil to the surface, which would ease pressure on the fragile well but would require up to three more days of oil spilling into the Gulf.
“No one associated with this whole activity wants to see any more oil flow into the Gulf of Mexico,” Doug Suttles, BP’s chief operating officer, said Sunday. “Right now we don’t have a target to return the well to flow.”
But retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Obama administration’s spill response chief, said a seep had been detected a distance from busted oil well, and he demanded that BP provide results of further testing of the seabed Sunday night. Allen didn’t say what was coming from the seep. SOURCE
Thanks to President Obama and the soon-to-be-reimposed drilling moratorium, our loss is becoming West Africa’s gain.
“Numerous operators told Secretary Salazar that they were in the final stages of moving rigs, deepwater rigs out of the Gulf of Mexico and to West Africa and the Middle East,” according to a person familiar with the matter. “We were frankly disappointed at the lack of serious attention that was paid by the Department of the Interior on the horrible economic impact that the Department of Interior’s policies are having on the industry and on communities along the Gulf Coast.” SOURCE
How can a man in his right mind shut down jobs in America while we’re still trying to create jobs and have millions of Americans on unemployment? How much long will the American people put up with such bad leadership from Barack Obama? What will the people that’s losing their jobs do Obama, please tell us! Using the BP oil spill to push your unwanted agenda is not what Americans need and now the Oil Wells in the Gulf is moving to other Countries!