Tuesday, June 28, 2011

No Energy in the Executive

Can the Obama administration be compelled to approve offshore drilling?

"At some point this must end. With a permit, or without." With those words, an exasperated federal judge punctuated his latest decision ordering the Obama administration to process applications to drill for oil and gas offshore.

More than a year after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill caused the administration temporarily to halt the federal permitting process, Judge Martin Feldman of the Eastern District of Louisiana was prepared to accept no further bureaucratic delay by the
federal regulators who continue to bottle up almost all drilling applications


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