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so whats with the silence? it appears that the judged ruling obliterates the goiv.'s case, and in the end, basically points to , well I'll be charitable and say Salazar is a rank liar and incompetent to boot.
Now, if memory sreves, many, right here complained that bush cherry picked intel and disregarded what he didn't like.....so?
I'd say adding substance ala paragraphs speaking to a moratorium, a position not even queried in a review of policy ala the experts asked to review the governments actions in the gulf THEN adding a sections not seen nor agreed to even verbally then suing the whole as a case for them moratorium ranks up there with the same supposed slight of hand and in the end, ala the supposed intel bush disregard we KNOW the experts the WH asked 2 weeks do not go along with a moratorium, quite the contrary..........so wheres the outrage?
In an unusually harsh ruling, a federal judge this afternoon blocked the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater off shore drilling, slamming the government for relying on "incomprehensible" studies and making "factually incorrect" arguments that abused "reason (and) common sense."
The hard-hitting, 22-page opinion by Federal District Court Judge Martin Feldman said the government failed to show that the BP oil spill meant all other rigs were also in danger of failing. As such, he said, the moratorium simply went too far.
Feldman also skewered the administration for mischaracterizing the views of engineering experts in order to justify the moratorium.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the administration would appeal Feldman's ruling to the New Orleans-based federal appeals court.
Feldman called the Deepwater Horizon oil spill "an unprecedented, sad, ugly and inhuman disaster," but noted it was only the fourth such incident worldwide in 41 years, and the first ever in the Gulf of Mexico.
"If some drilling equipment parts are flawed, is it rational to say all are? Are some airplanes a danger because one was? All oil tankers like Exxon Valdez? All trains? All mines?" he wrote. "That sort of thinking seems heavy-handed and rather overbearing."
Judge Slams Administration, Lifts Drilling Moratorium - Crossroads - CBS News
read the ruling for yourself..
Last edited by Imperator; 06-23-2010 at 06:36 PM.