Federal Judge Rules Obama Administration in Contempt For Continuing Job-Killing Drilling Moratorium
Can we all agree that this administration really doesn’t care about jobs?
Obama the job killer
In May, Barack Obama, the worst jobs president since the Great Depression, announced that he would limit new oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Barack Obama knew his offshore drilling moratorium would cost at least 23,000 jobs but went ahead with it anyway. After all, what’s another 23,000 jobs when you’ve lost several million already?
In June it was reported that Team Obama fudged a report to support their drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico.
But this didn’t stop the Obama Administration. These radical leftists still have not lifted their deepwater-drilling moratorium. This week a federal judge ruled the Obama Administration was in contempt for continuing the job-killing stunt.
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.
A Gulf small business owner reacted to this ruling today.
“Judge Feldman tried to overturn the moratorium back in June, before this policy created the desperate economic circumstances we now face. The Obama Administration would’ve saved us a lot of trouble if they’d listened to his legal decision back then and avoided eliminating thousands of jobs and millions in earnings.”