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The Obama Moratorium - No Offshore Drilling For Next 3 Years
Posted by Committee Staff on March 11, 2010

Jeff Schreiber with America’s Right blogged about Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision to put a stop to all new energy development off America’s coast until at least 2012. Here's a passage from Jeff’s post:

“As the rest of the nation buzzed about matters of health care reform and political gamesmanship, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar quietly explained to reporters last week that the United States government will delay any new lease plan for oil drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf until at least 2012. This is a significant change from the 2010-2015 OCS lease plan left by the Bush administration and, at what essentially equates to a three-year ban on offshore drilling, an unfortunate extension of what was already an unfortunate six-month delay.

Furthermore, even if a new OCS lease plan is released by the administration in 2012, not a single offshore lease will be sold during Barack Obama’s first [and hopefully only] term in the Oval Office. So much for the president’s promises to incorporate at least a reasonable amount of offshore oil and gas drilling as part of a comprehensive strategy for energy independence. So much for this administration’s feigned concern about the scourge of joblessness in America.”

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