Oh. All of a Sudden

it’s safe.

Obama Administration: Drilling Moratorium Lifted

UPDATE: Oh, wow. Stick to your guns, girlfriend. How delicious.

…“I am not going to release my hold on Jack Lew,” Landrieu [Sen Mary, D-LA] said in a statement. “Instead I will take this time to look closely at how [the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management] is handling the issuing of permits and whether or not drilling activity in both shallow and deep water is resuming.”

Landrieu said she will use the remaining month before Congress convenes on November 15 for the lame-duck session to “evaluate if today’s lifting of the moratorium is actually putting people back to work.

4 Responses to “Oh. All of a Sudden”

  1. Desperation smells like hell.

  2. nightfly says:

    La BOEM! Sing it, Mary.

  3. Yojimbo says:

    I’ve heard estimates of the second quarter of 2011 at the earliest. The sticking point is an approved spill containment capability. There is a consortium working on that now but that won’t come together until 3/11 at the earliest. Then the permit process and the inspections start. You do the math.

  4. Mark Reardon says:

    The new mandated “safety Equpment” is so massive thaqt most of these rigs will need to be rebuilt to physically fit it. Or they could just float off to some other shore and drill oil for some dictator.

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