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Essentially the Judge has said you cannot make new rules retroactively, regarding the 29 permits granted, (one being the failed one)

AP June 22, 2010 01:45 PM EDT
NEW ORLEANS — Judge Martin Feldman blocks offshore drilling moratorium imposed by
Obama administration after Gulf spill.

▓▒░ UPDATE ░▒▓

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."

But he said the government, without
justification, arbitrarily made the sweeping conclusion that "all Gulf
deepwater drilling activities put us in a universal threat of
irreparable harm."



That arbitrary conclusion already was causing irreparable
economic harm to the Gulf region, he said.

"The blanket
moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig
failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs
drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent
danger," Feldman wrote.


CBSNews.com Special Report: Disaster in the
Gulf

The Obama Administration issued the
moratorium, which suspends all pending and current drilling operations
of new deepwater wells in the Gulf and in the Pacific, on May 28 after a
30-day safety study. The government consulted government and academic
experts in the study, as well as industry and advocacy groups.


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar then issued a report recommending the
six-month moratorium on permits for new wells using floating rigs and
an immediate halt to drilling operations on 33 permitted wells that were
using floating rigs in the Gulf. It defined "deepwater" as greater than
500 feet.

But Feldman slammed the administration for
presenting information to the Court that he characterized as "factually
incorrect." The inaccurate information, he said, "might cause some
apprehension" about the integrity of the study led to the report.


Specifically, Feldman suggested the government misrepresented the
recommendations of seven engineering experts to justify the moratorium.




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  • rjmac7 2010/06/22 18:39:51
    rjmac7
    +10
    I just wish a few other Judges would strop coddling Obama's Ego and overrule most of the other stupid things that Obama has said and done.

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  • J 2010/07/02 18:38:46
    J
    +1
    We have to be careful in our joy. Obama is soon going to own the Supreme Court as well as the Media, congress and unions.
  • digital... J 2010/07/03 02:29:57
    digitalDave
    +1
    I know where you may be coming from, but the Joy of the Lord is my strength J.
  • wtw 2010/06/25 04:20:08
    wtw
    +1
    I am grateful it was deferated as well! Once again proving Obama is once again proven wrong!
  • digital... wtw 2010/06/27 02:32:41
    digitalDave
    +1
    He should be getting weary, but me thinks his damaged brain and huge ego keeps him form noticing. LOL!! Thanks WTW
  • HypothesizeIt 2010/06/23 18:42:41
    HypothesizeIt
    +3
    When Larry Schweiger, CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said of Judge Feldman's ruling, "What does it say about our system that even the president of the United States can't pause Big Oil's dangerous deepwater drilling? "
    I wanted to write to Schweiger and say; "What it says about our system, is that it's working. We live in a Democracy, with a separation of powers to prevent tyrants from making illogical self-serving decisions that adversely affect thousands of people."
  • digital... Hypothe... 2010/06/24 01:09:24
    digitalDave
    Oh yeah, good!!
  • J Hypothe... 2010/07/02 18:39:32
    J
    +1
    You should have!
  • Dave 2010/06/23 15:26:13
    Dave
    +1
    Let's see how fast his appeal stops it again.
  • digital... Dave 2010/06/24 01:10:40
    digitalDave
    +1
    It was already in a tailspin...
  • Kim 2010/06/23 13:38:00
    Kim
    +2
    In the true Obama form of Tit for Tat, the Federal Govt. has now order the halt of the sand berms being built to protect the Gulf....his ban failed so he will screw the Gulf this way
    http://www.wdsu.com/news/2399...
  • Hypothe... Kim 2010/06/23 18:45:44
    HypothesizeIt
    +3
    He needs this to be a huge disaster. How else will be get "Cap and Trade" passed.

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/...
  • digital... Kim 2010/06/24 01:11:15
    digitalDave
    +1
    He is an AntiPresident.
  • ol_crank_arm 2010/06/23 11:39:11
    ol_crank_arm
    +2
    I'm glad SOMEONE in a position of authority has the good sense to push the Lying Marxie Kenyan Usurper Alien Cockroach into the constitutional box where he belongs!

    "The true theory of our Constitution is surely the wisest and best, that the States are independent as to everything within themselves, and united as to everything respecting foreign affairs. Let the General Government be reduced to foreign concerns only, and let our affairs be disentangled from those of all other nations, except as to commerce, which the merchants will manage the better, the more they are left free to manage for themselves, and our General Government may be reduced to a very simple organization, and a very inexpensive one; a few plain duties to be performed by a few servants." --Thomas Jefferson
  • digital... ol_cran... 2010/06/24 01:13:16
    digitalDave
    +1
    Good Crank!! It's sad that he has to get his detestable secretions all over everything, the country would run better with a kindergarten teacher, at least they would have had social skills and worked a real job,
  • Greatbear100~support our vets 2010/06/23 10:07:55 (edited)
    Greatbear100~support our vets
    The Judge prevented Obama from advancing his alternative energy and Cap and Trade programs by taking advantage of the oil spill crisis and this is good but not a victory for the ultimate good or best interests of the United States. Obama lied when he said there was an oil shortage. According to the US Geological Survey 2008, there is more recoverable oil wihtin the US than any other place on earth. Enough oil to make dangerous, expensive offshore drilling unnecessary, eliminate the need to import oil from any foreign nation, and to supply all our energy needs for about a hundred years.
    The rule of law should prohibit the POTUS from outright lieing to the American people in order to further his own agenda. There should be outrage across he US that safe, inexpesnive drilling for oil in these regions identified by the US Geological Survey is prohibited by the federal government and the exisitence of this oil denied. Allowing drilling in these regions would stimulate the economy and provdie badly needed jobs.
    The cost of oil could drop to below a dollar a gallon. truely, the best interests of this nation and the people would be in drilling within the US. The push for alternatve energy will enable a few to make fortunes off the misery of the majority. Cap and Trade and clean ener...
    The Judge prevented Obama from advancing his alternative energy and Cap and Trade programs by taking advantage of the oil spill crisis and this is good but not a victory for the ultimate good or best interests of the United States. Obama lied when he said there was an oil shortage. According to the US Geological Survey 2008, there is more recoverable oil wihtin the US than any other place on earth. Enough oil to make dangerous, expensive offshore drilling unnecessary, eliminate the need to import oil from any foreign nation, and to supply all our energy needs for about a hundred years.
    The rule of law should prohibit the POTUS from outright lieing to the American people in order to further his own agenda. There should be outrage across he US that safe, inexpesnive drilling for oil in these regions identified by the US Geological Survey is prohibited by the federal government and the exisitence of this oil denied. Allowing drilling in these regions would stimulate the economy and provdie badly needed jobs.
    The cost of oil could drop to below a dollar a gallon. truely, the best interests of this nation and the people would be in drilling within the US. The push for alternatve energy will enable a few to make fortunes off the misery of the majority. Cap and Trade and clean energy will result in the cost of evey item purchased to increase not only increased utility bills. Our fragile economy cannot support the rush to alternative fuels, especially when there is no clear scientific proof that alternative fuels would improve the environemnt--fuel from corn or other grains etc. would have an impact on our food supply among other adverse effects, and wind mills have been found expesnive as well as unreliable. Could money be better spent on inventing ways to make oil a cleanner energy source? Obama and his administraion's decisons are based on the goal set out in the National Security Startegy of May 2010 to support a US lead global government and use our troops to support and help bring about this global government. Obama has openly advocated and laid out his plans to make he US secure by ending or soverignty and forming a global government--the so called myth has become a reality and the US government strategy is now officially to bring about a new world order--an a world government ending life as we know it. Is'nt this a violation of the laws of the US, the consituiton, and an open violation of the oath sworn to when an elected officlal takes office? (Please forgive my spelling it is ealry moring and I am tyring to type fast)
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  • digital... Greatbe... 2010/06/24 01:15:42
    digitalDave
    Feldman has shown in his 22 page ruling the truth about how Salazar lied.
  • *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP 2010/06/23 05:45:09 (edited)
    *Danno* JYD - SWMTPP
    +1
    Well, what do you know! There still exists at least one judge that dislikes LIES and has the temerity to say so.

    Poor ole 0bama and his Socialist Buddies will be seeing a lot of their Unconstitutional crap get shut down by the courts during the tenure of the 0bama Regime. ;o)

    0bama socialist buddies unconstitutional crap shut courts tenure 0bama regime
  • Bacchus 2010/06/23 02:19:07
    Bacchus
    It will be appealed, already a new ban is being written and there are questions of if the judge should have recused himself.

    Does judge own oil stock?
    Feldman's financial disclosure report for 2008, the most recent available, shows holdings in at least eight petroleum companies or companies that invest in them, including Transocean Ltd., which owned the Deepwater Horizon. The report shows that most of his holdings were valued at less than $15,000, though it did not provide specific amounts.

    It's not clear whether Feldman still has all of the energy industry stock listed in the report. Recent court filings indicate he may no longer have Transocean shares. He did not own any shares in big companies such as BP PLC, which was leasing the rig that exploded, or ExxonMobil.

    Feldman did not immediately respond to a request for comment about his current holdings.

    Josh Reichert, managing director of the Pew Environment Group, said his ruling should be rescinded if he still has investments in companies that could benefit from Tuesday's ruling.

    "If Judge Feldman has any investments in oil and gas operators in the Gulf, it represents a flagrant conflict of interest," he said. "It is possible that he has sold off those assets. We just don't know."
  • digital... Bacchus 2010/06/24 01:16:58
    digitalDave
    Are you an eco-radical who supports the lies of the Ø admin.
  • none 2010/06/23 00:17:10
    none
    +1
    A good move to keep people working, the price of fuel down, and not giving any more of an advantage to the countries that we have to buy oil from.
    Thank You Judge Feldman.

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