Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Offshore Drilling? Never.

The 9th Circus, once again attempting to discredit all judges, lawyers, and the Rule of Law...

Last Thursday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a major drilling effort in the Beaufort Sea, ruling that federal officials failed to properly address environmental concerns when they granted permission to Shell Oil to drill there. The decision followed a temporary order issued last year that halted Shell's drilling at Sivulliq, 16 miles off the coast of northern Alaska (--IBD, cited by Gateway)

Don't look for any (D) pols to object.

Governor Palin had this to say about the Beaufort:

"There are even bigger sources of crude than ANWR . . . such as offshore areas like the Chukchi Sea and Beaufort Sea."

And when the Russkis get there first with slant-drilling, she'll be proven right.

1 comment:

Billiam said...

I think we need to disband the 9th circuit, as well as give California back to Mexico. Just as soon as all the tree huggers in Washington and Oregon are relocated to California. Apparently the left thinks commerce and growth happen by good wishes and prayers to Gaia, rather than by energy independence. We already know that it's a lie that they believe in independence, since, because of them, we are dependent on other countries for our energy.