Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Salazar Lifts Gulf Coast Deepwater Drilling Ban

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has lifted the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico effective immediately.

Salazar said he made the decision based on improved drilling and workplace safety, well containment and the spill response.

Yet it is worth noting the moratorium was to have remained in effect until November 30th.

Methinks Salazar (on the advice of President Obama) made the decision based on trying to contain Democratic losses in Louisiana on November 2nd.

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