I predict this leads to several other high profile failures in policy. Obama's lawsuit over SB 1070 will fail, as will pieces of ObamaCare. The possibilities of abject failure to a degree which makes Jimmy Carter appear competent is a real possibility. This blundering idiot would be outright amusing if he were not destroying the world's trust and faith in America in the process.
Damn shame it can't happen faster...
A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obamafollowing the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Drilling services shares jumped on the news.
Obama temporarily halted all drilling in waters deeper than 500 feet on May 27 to give a presidential commission time to study improvements in the safety of offshore operations. More than a dozen Louisiana offshore service and supply companies sued U.S. regulators to lift the ban. The U.S. said it will appeal the decision.
U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium. He also “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the ban. Government lawyers told Feldman the ban was based on findings in a U.S. report following the sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig off the Louisiana coast in April.
“The court is unable to divine or fathom a relationship between the findings and the immense scope of the moratorium,” Feldman said in his 22-page decision. “The blanket moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.”