Daily Archives: February 3, 2011

Obama administration held in contempt of court for continuing drilling moratorium

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater-drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

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“The government was not at liberty to impose its own will after the court struck down the policy,” (Sam) Giberga said. “The government, like any citizen, had to obey the ruling, even if it didn’t like it.”

The case is Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-03/u-s-administration-in-contempt-over-gulf-drill-ban-judge-rules.html

Order here:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/48074570/Order-Reasons-in-Hornbeck-Offshore-Services-v-Salazar-et-al

Posted:  02.03.11

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Cooper, Amanpour, and Couric taste real violence and vitriol in Cairo

Anderson Cooper, CNN, attacked  – Christiane Amanpour, ABC, and Katie Couric, CBS, all find out what real violence and “vitriol” is all about.  This comes after their months and months of outright lies and faulty reporting with regards to the Tea Party in this country.  I wonder where Brian Williams was.  I think he is also in Cairo, but he’s probably hiding underneath a rock.   All of these people have been perched in their little ivory towers slandering their fellow-Americans.  Uh huh, it was Anderson Cooper who first slurred the Tea Party by calling us “tea baggers” and, along with the rest of them, have advanced the lies and false narrative composed by the mainstream media.  Now he gets hit up side the head 10 times over in Egypt where there’s not a single solitary “tea bagger” outside of himself, that is.  See what violence is, Anderson?

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Posted:  02.03.11

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