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Obama Pressured to Halt Offshore Drilling as Oil Spill Hits


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30 April 2010, 7:41 AM
Urgent citizen cleanup effort launched in Louisiana
Oil booms are set in Louisiana waters

<Update: By Monday, Florida's panhandle and western beaches will be seeing the same oil spill assault that Louisiana is now enduring, authorities say. Florida officials are concerned that it may cripple its $65 billion tourism economy, environment and fishing industry.>

<Update: Louisiana's $3 billion fishing industry jeopardized by oil spill, reports Wall Street Journal.>

<Update: President Obama said he is putting on hold plans to resume offshore drilling until a full investigation of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been conducted.>

As oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill moves onto the Louisiana shoreline today, pressure is building against President Obama's plan to expand oil drilling off the shores of America. <Update: The drumbeat of political opposition to offshore drilling is getting louder, reports The Atlantic.>

USA Today was blunt in its lead headline: "Should oil spill end Obama's offshore oil drilling plan?"

Meanwhile, a local citizens action group, Gulf Restoration Network, was on the scene in Louisiana reporting on the sights, smell and damage already occurring along environmentally sensitive shorelines. The group is organizing an outpouring of volunteers offering to help clean up the oil.
 

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Yes, oil is a bad dependency, and yes its bad for the eviroment, but until the country can make the switch, its a nesscary evil. I fully agree we need eco-friendly power, but we don't have enough of it at the moment. Once we do, I will happily say farewell to it. sesli sohbet

Stopping oil drilling is an over-reaction. While this has been a terrible occurence, unless you all live completely off the grid you have no reason to make descisions for the rest of the country. I know I can't afford solar panels. What needs to happen is an overhaul in the safety features, design, and training over the rig and the staff. Yes, oil is a bad dependency, and yes its bad for the eviroment, but until the country can make the switch, its a nesscary evil. I fully agree we need eco-friendly power, but we don't have enough of it at the moment. Once we do, I will happily say farewell to it.

Stopping oil drilling is an over-reaction. While this has been a terrible occurence, unless you all live completely off the grid you have no reason to make descisions for the rest of the country. I know I can't afford solar panels. What needs to happen is an overhaul in the safety features, design, and training over the rig and the staff. Yes, oil is a bad dependency, and yes its bad for the eviroment, but until the country can make the switch, its a nesscary evil. I fully agree we need eco-friendly power, but we don't have enough of it at the moment. Once we do, I will happily say farewell to it.

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