Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Obama reinstates Gulf drilling ban- for seven years

Gulf Americans employed by the offshore oil drilling industry can expect a seven year drought on new jobs.

Via Hot Air:
The Obama administration won’t allow any new oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least the next seven years because of the BP oil spill, a senior administration official told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The area that includes the waters off Florida’s coast had been considered for drilling as part of the management plan for the OuterContinental Shelf. Just a month before the April spill, the Obama administration had announced plans to allow drilling in the eastern Gulf.

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