Obama moratorium on offshore oil drilling


This is a video about the BP oil disaster.

From ABC in the USA:

White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Threatens to Jeopardize President Obama’s Offshore Drilling Policy

It is to be hoped that this is not just a temporary measure until the big media and the non-Louisiana electorate will have forgotten about the BP spill disaster.

After waiting a week to respond to the growing oil apocalypse off the coast of Louisiana, Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) exploited the disaster to call for new offshore drilling subsidies. The Deepwater Horizon rig deployed by BP to explore the Macondo Prospect exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and beginning a flood of oil from a mile below the ocean surface that now threatens the entire Gulf Coast. Vitter failed to officially respond for an entire week, until he expressed condolences for the victims but then turned directly to a demand for American taxpayers to push oil subsidies to Louisiana: here.

Bird Coated In Oil As Louisiana Gulf Spill Nears Wetlands (PHOTOS): here.

Louisiana to jeopardize inmates’ health, force them to clean oil spill. It should be the oil execs.

Who’s to blame for the disaster caused by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon rig explosion? The battle over liability continues to play out in court. Bloomberg Businessweek‘s Paul Barrett sits down with Hari Sreenivasan to discuss contractor Halliburton’s guilty plea for destroying evidence: here.

The Devastating Consequences of Exxon Valdez and BP Gulf: here.

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