Get the Mother Fuckers!

Discussion in 'Chat' started by W5HRO, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Well good news today. Trump just signed an executive order permitting the offshore drilling for oil. What that means is these god dam environmentalist morons here in California have a major legal battle battle on their hands on which they will probably lose. Finally…!!!! The old rigs off of the southern coast have been dormant since the late 1960's.
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    W5HRO Administrator

    It's already started...

    Offshore oil drilling is shaping up as the next big fight in the California vs. Trump war.

    In response to President Donald Trump’s latest executive order aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling in federal waters and opening up other areas to new oil and gas exploration, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson is proposing new legislation to block Trump’s efforts.

    Jackson, a Democrat from Santa Barbara, said she’ll unveil legislation next week to prevent new leases in state waters for construction of new pipelines or other infrastructure needed for expansion of oil and gas development.

    “Why should we go back to the dirty, dangerous and destructive policies of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s?” Jackson asked in a media call Friday. “President Trump and his oil industry cronies may want to drill, but we’re going to stop that oil and gas development from being feasible by preventing it from being shipped or pipelined ashore – from being transported processed and utilized.”
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    W5HRO Administrator

    California offshore drilling could be expanded for the first time since 1984 under federal leasing proposal.

    The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the draft five-year leasing plan would commit 90% of the nation’s offshore reserves to leasing, including areas off all three regions of the California coast that have been off-limits to oil and gas exploration since the Reagan administration.

    The draft plan, now subject to review and debate, would allow the first new federal lease sales off California since 1984. It sparked immediate fury from Democratic leaders up and down the West Coast.


    California Gov. Jerry Brown joined the governors of Oregon and Washington in condemning the plan.

    “For more than 30 years, our shared coastline has been protected from further drilling, and we’ll do whatever it takes to stop this reckless, shortsighted action,” Brown and Govs. Kate Brown of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington said in a statement.

    “They’ve chosen to forget the utter devastation of past offshore oil spills to wildlife and to the fishing, recreation and tourism industries in our states,” the governors said. “They’ve chosen to ignore the science that tells us our climate is changing and we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.”

    Industry leaders, meanwhile, applauded the opportunity to expand the nation’s energy production at a time when global demand is projected to increase.

    “With 94 percent of our nation’s outer continental shelf currently and unnecessarily off limits to oil and gas leasing and exploration, [we] welcome the bold and broad offshore leasing proposal released today,” Randall Luthi, president of the National Ocean Industries Assn., said in a statement.

    The Interior Department plan, he said, requires a lengthy process of environmental review and public comment before any new drilling can begin. “The process involves several rounds of public participation from stakeholders, including local communities,” he said.

    The proposed plan for the outer continental shelf calls for 47 lease sales to be scheduled in 25 of 26 areas off the nation’s coastlines between 2019 and 2024.

    There are presently 23 oil platforms located in federal waters off California and four in state waters — near Santa Barbara County, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. There are also four artificial islands used as drilling platforms off Long Beach and one off Rincon Beach in Ventura County.

    In 1994, the Legislature placed the entire California coast off-limits to new leases.

    The proposed federal plan suggests seven new leases in the Pacific region, including two each for Northern, Central and Southern California, as well as one for the area off the Washington and Oregon coast. Twelve leases are nominated for the Gulf of Mexico, and 19 for coastal Alaska.