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Social nets wrap: Online reaction to court reversal of Obama's offshore oil drilling ban

June 23, 2010 |  6:22 am


Senate_GOPs: Statement on Lifting of Deepwater Drilling Ban by Federal Judge

Senator David Vitter (Republican senator from Louisiana): U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman blocked Obama’s 6 month moratorium on deepwater drilling today. I have great respect for Judge Feldman & his decision shows that the president's powers are certainly not unlimited & recognizes that this moratorium was killing jobs in LA. I’ve also introduced legislation to lift the moratorium & will continue to fight to lift the ban even if Obama’s legal team appeals the decision.

Democratic Party: Today a federal judge in Louisiana blocked the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico—a ruling the....

...administration immediately plans to appeal. The stakes just got higher. Add your name to tell Washington that you support clean energy now.

Bernie Sanders (Independent senator from Vermont): "I am concerned that the current legislative proposals we are examining are by no means strong enough in terms of energy efficiency and sustainable energy."

Pete Olson (Republican House member from Texas):  A federal judge ruled the offshore drilling moratorium was unjustified. See my statement of support here. #tcot

@SenAlexander (Republican senator from Tennessee):  "My suggestion is to use the oil spill crisis as an excuse to clean up the #oilspill."

USRepSullivan (Republican House member from Oklahome):  My statement on the U.S. District Court Judge's decision to block Obama's ban on drilling #OK #offshoredrilling

RasmussenPoll: 55% in New York Support Offshore Oil Drilling...

Senator Ron Wyden (Sen. D-Ore.): Worst case scenarios now estimate upwards of 4.2 million gallons of oil pouring into the Gulf each day. And just today a federal judge rejected the moratorium on deep water drilling. I think what we need right now to overcome this disaster is less deep water drilling and more clean energy jobs. What do you think?
Charlie Melancon (Democrat representative from Texas):  Why is this boom still sitting in a warehouse in Maine? BP needs to use every resource possible to fight this disaster. I’m working to find answers.

Michele Bachmann (Republican House member from Minnesota.):  ICYMI: My interview with Pat Kessler about
BP, the Government Spending and Energy Production.

Beau Biden (Delaware Democrat attorney general):  Beau Biden, other AGs urge BP to protect East Coast | | The News Journal

Antonio Villaraigosa (Democratic mayor of Los Angeles): We're showcasing our City's incredible alt fuel car fleet as part of our Get LA Off Oil Day!

-- Craig Howie

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