Monday, July 12, 2010

"Screw the Court! Ban the Oil Rigs!!"

Somebody may be precipitating a constitutional legitimacy-of-governance crisis.

And it ain't the courts.

The Obama administration plans to issue a new order to halt deepwater oil and natural-gas drilling projects Monday, two people familiar with the matter said.

Details of the new order—such as how many rigs it would cover, and how it would be structured—were not immediately available. A spokeswoman for the Department of Interior didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is expected to announce the new moratorium order Monday afternoon.

A lot depends on those "details."

HT: Zippers


Dave said...

I told you this Administration would pull an Andy Jackson...

Grim said...

It would not be wise for this administration to invoke the ghost of Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory would not be amused by the comparison.