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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:22 PM
Source: No new drilling in Gulf for seven years
By: CNN Correspondent Dan Lothian

(CNN) - A senior administration official confirms that President Obama will not be allowing new drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years. This is a result of the BP oil spill.

The official said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will hold a call on this news at 1:30pm today.



What a way to jump start the economy down south. Heck, they don't need the jobs.

 

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What a way to jump start the economy down south. Heck, they don't need the jobs.


The husband of a co-worker of mine works on a Gulf rig. He lives in Maine, not "down south" and I'm told he's not the exception. I'm not saying this won't have any ecomonic impact to the Gulf states (I don't know if it will or won't), but just pointing out that you are over-generalizing the regional jobs impact.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:26 PM
Good call. People will eat without having to drill for oil. They did it for a long time before the oil companies showed up. The oil companies have destroyed as many jobs as they created.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:29 PM
It's not just oil. There are other businesses that rely on the workers to patronize them. I would say this could also have an impact on gas prices.

 

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The oil companies have destroyed as many jobs as they created.

How so?

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:36 PM
Completely agree with following statement. Wonder how long it will take gas to hit $4 a gallon and beyond?

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:38 PM
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I'm not saying this won't have any ecomonic impact to the Gulf states (I don't know if it will or won't)


It won't be a real big help, especially the coastal areas.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:42 PM
The price of oil is going to skyrocket because he is continuing a ban that has already existed in a limited portion of the gulf? Does anyone actually bother to read this things before the guy off the deep end?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101201/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill_florida

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:42 PM
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The oil companies have destroyed as many jobs as they created.

How so?


Do some research. The oil companies have destroyed the wetlands, killing fishing, shrimping, clamming jobs for decades. The oil companies are responsible for almost all the damage to the Louisiana coast. You won't read about it in their glossy ads, though.

jpb, you seem to be talking about of both sides of your mouth. Now you are on the side of the corporations, because it is Obama?

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:42 PM
I'm glad he banned new drilling in the gulf. It just might give the gulf area some time to recover and for people to get back to work at jobs other than on an oil rig. How many oil rig jobs would you figure are being lost compared to the shrimpers, tourist industry and other related jobs that will return? To hell with BP.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:51 PM
To paraphrase another poster here...

"Obama Derangement Syndrome"

 

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I'm not saying this won't have any ecomonic impact to the Gulf states (I don't know if it will or won't)


It won't be a real big help, especially the coastal areas.


You are basing this on what?

 

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I'm not saying this won't have any ecomonic impact to the Gulf states (I don't know if it will or won't)


It won't be a real big help, especially the coastal areas.


You are basing this on what?


Living there for 31 years.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:55 PM
I just have to wonder how in the world people ever survived in the gulf area without offshore drilling. Who knew it was the only reason people ever went to the beach!

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 12:58 PM
Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?

 

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Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?


The part I lived in it was. Houston would have been (and would be) a totally different place without it.

 

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Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?


The part I lived in it was. Houston would have been (and would be) a totally different place without it.


The last time I was down there, Houston was not on the Gulf Coast. Let's talk about the Gulf Coast. What industry provides the most jobs?

If you claim you lived on the Gulf Coast, while you were living in Houston, I'm calling bullsh*t on that.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 01:33 PM
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Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?


The part I lived in it was. Houston would have been (and would be) a totally different place without it.


The last time I was down there, Houston was not on the Gulf Coast. Let's talk about the Gulf Coast. What industry provides the most jobs?

If you claim you lived on the Gulf Coast, while you were living in Houston, I'm calling bullsh*t on that.


Whatever you say, Chief. I lived in Houston and Galveston. They're not far apart.

 

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Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?


The part I lived in it was. Houston would have been (and would be) a totally different place without it.


The last time I was down there, Houston was not on the Gulf Coast. Let's talk about the Gulf Coast. What industry provides the most jobs?

If you claim you lived on the Gulf Coast, while you were living in Houston, I'm calling bullsh*t on that.


Whatever you say, Chief. I lived in Houston and Galveston. They're not far apart.


I'm not your chief, but thanks for the enlightenment. I had the impression you had lived on the Gulf Coast, the way you talk. Of course oil is big in Houston. Houston was built on the oil industry. Thanks for clarifying yourself.

Do yo have any idea how people on the Gulf Coast, outside of Houston, make their livings?

 

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Some people seem to think oil is the only industry on the Gulf Coast.

alloak, you live there. Is oil the primary employer?


The part I lived in it was. Houston would have been (and would be) a totally different place without it.


The last time I was down there, Houston was not on the Gulf Coast. Let's talk about the Gulf Coast. What industry provides the most jobs?

If you claim you lived on the Gulf Coast, while you were living in Houston, I'm calling bullsh*t on that.


Whatever you say, Chief. I lived in Houston and Galveston. They're not far apart.


I'm not your chief, but thanks for the enlightenment. I had the impression you had lived on the Gulf Coast, the way you talk. Of course oil is big in Houston. Houston was built on the oil industry. Thanks for clarifying yourself.

Do yo have any idea how people on the Gulf Coast, outside of Houston, make their livings?


I can speak for the Galveston area which includes Pasadena/Baytown/LaMarque/Dickinson, and tell you those areas are HEAVILY dependent on the oil and gas industry. Of course, the City of Galveston gets a lot of tourism dollars as well, and Clear Lake the space program.

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 02:23 PM
Texas always was an oil state and I don't think a ban on offshore drilling is going to cause that much of a problem...they're talking about NEW oil drilling, not what's already up and running....at least that's my understanding.

 

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Texas always was an oil state and I don't think a ban on offshore drilling is going to cause that much of a problem...they're talking about NEW oil drilling, not what's already up and running....at least that's my understanding.


It sure doesn't help these areas much. I can't see the rationale in putting restraints on any industry right now. Then again, it's not like Obama has many votes to lose in these areas.

 

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Texas always was an oil state and I don't think a ban on offshore drilling is going to cause that much of a problem...they're talking about NEW oil drilling, not what's already up and running....at least that's my understanding.


It sure doesn't help these areas much. I can't see the rationale in putting restraints on any industry right now. Then again, it's not like Obama has many votes to lose in these areas.


Houston, Texas is not the Gulf of Mexico. If a city of 2.25 million people is counting on the oil industry for sustenance, I don't know what to tell you, but the word "diversify" comes to mind.

alloak, do you really think "jobs" is the only consideration when making decisions like this?

 

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Texas always was an oil state and I don't think a ban on offshore drilling is going to cause that much of a problem...they're talking about NEW oil drilling, not what's already up and running....at least that's my understanding.


It sure doesn't help these areas much. I can't see the rationale in putting restraints on any industry right now. Then again, it's not like Obama has many votes to lose in these areas.


Houston, Texas is not the Gulf of Mexico. If a city of 2.25 million people is counting on the oil industry for sustenance, I don't know what to tell you, but the word "diversify" comes to mind.

alloak, do you really think "jobs" is the only consideration when making decisions like this?


1. I realize that, but somebody asked me what my feelings were based on and I felt qualified to speak to my experience in that particular region. Economic diversity was a concern when I was still living there and they have made strides, but it would be doubtful if you could ever make enough progress in that area. It's that prevalent.

2. Not with this particular President, especially one pre-disposed with a dislike of the Oil industry in general.

 

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  posted on 12/1/2010 at 03:32 PM
Ok, everybody take a step back. In starting this thread, jerryphilbob left out a critical piece of info...turns out that this annoucement applies only to new drilling in the EASTERN Gulf, off the coast of Florida, and isn't a change but maintains the status quo that has been in place since before Obama took office. He had considered trying change the existing ban which is in effect until 2022 until the BP spill, and even the GOP-turned-independent Gov of Fla agrees with maintaining the ban...

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Florida has long banned drilling in its state-controlled waters those immediately off its shores, before federal jurisdiction takes over farther out because of fears that a spill would damage its beaches, the state's biggest tourism draw. But even state lawmakers, including Gov. Charlie Crist, were considering opening those waters to drilling before the spill.

On Wednesday, Crist called the decision "wonderful news"

"That's news that will be very favorably received by the tourist industry throughout the state, but also by the people," Crist said.

He also said he's not surprised that the BP spill would make the administration take another look at its management plan, considering it was one of the country's largest environmental disasters.

"If that's not a wake-up call, I don't know what would be," Crist said. "If that doesn't have an impact on your thinking, you must not be thinking."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40455797/ns/us_news-environment/

 

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