Drilling Moratorium Is Poor Policy



Seems like many of the decisions made by President Obama and his administration during this oil spill crisis have been rash and poorly managed. That is why I was ecstatic to see that the drilling moratorium imposed by the president was struck down by the courts. It was a poor policy to begin with, as we shouldn’t be making life tougher for the communities and families along the Gulf Coast.

I read recently that over 150,000 jobs were put in danger thanks to that moratorium. Putting them back to work is a positive first step to recovery. Let’s hope that the Obama administration realizes that before they make any other rash policy decisions.

Erin Meyer


Jimi Alexander 5 years, 5 months ago

Struck down by a district court judge heavily invested in a company called Blackrock, which owns nearly 1,200,000,000 shares in BP. That judge should have recused himself from the case, and I hope the Justice Department aggressively appeals the decision and gets the moratorium restored because of it.


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