Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Obama’s moritorium on offshore drilling is not worth the paper it isn’t printed on
by Larry Geller
Yes, try locating that moratorium. Google for it. Ask your Congressperson for a copy. Where is it written? What does it say?
It turns out there is no moratorium. Perhaps that’s why 17 permits have been issued. And why not? There is nothing on paper saying what the “moratorium” means.
Read the sad story in NPR’s Obama's Leaky Offshore Drilling Halt Raises Eyebrows (5/25/2010).
Government expert Paul Light of New York University calls the decision not to put this order into writing "so ridiculous that it defies understanding."
Maybe they were afraid to displease BP.