June 10th, 2010
02:22 PM ET
12 years ago

Deepwater oil drilling ban to remain in place

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration won't reconsider its moratorium on deepwater oil drilling, a White House spokesman said Thursday.

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soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Larry

    Good job Mr. President.

    June 10, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  2. gary

    If a 747 crashes, everyone expects the FAA to ground 747s until we find out what caused the accident and, if it's something mechanical, to fix all 747s. It is only logical to do the same thing with deep sea oil drilling. Imagine if there's another spill in the next few days and Obama didn't temporarily suspend drilling? He's be blamed for not stopping the drilling.

    June 10, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Make them PROVE they can do it safely. Otherwise, NO.

    June 10, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  4. cspurgeon

    Good. Lets get it right this time.

    June 10, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  5. PalmReader

    Best news of the day!

    June 10, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  6. grrace

    That's good.
    Now, you should ban shallow water drilling as well. Ban all new permits, because, you can have a blow out in shallow water too. The ixtoc 1 oil BLOWOUT, similar to the BP BLOWOUT, took place in 200 feet of water in the Gulf of Mexico. It GUSHED for 9 months.
    When will we ever learn?

    June 10, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. David in Houston

    Thank God!

    June 10, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  8. ed

    This ban will be a disaster for the local economy.

    It is the last dagger in their back...

    June 10, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. JonDie

    It would be STUPID to drill for oil at great depths now that it is obvious that we have no real way to stem blow-outs.

    June 10, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  10. gt

    that a boy kill more jobs....put more people out of work... this admistration is nuts.....

    June 10, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  11. Naqib

    "Obama administration won't reconsider its moratorium"

    Would he consider doing something about the leak ?? PLEASE !!

    June 10, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. mike

    look if the application for the oil drilling permit from BP was not acceptable then ever application should be reviewed and updated before future drilling begins if BP didn't have a plan to take care of a
    spill then what to say that other oil rigs right now that are operating
    in the gulf don't have a plan either if we are using everything we
    have right now and can't keep this spill contain why would want
    other oil rigs to operate with nothing to contain future spills if they
    were to happen

    June 10, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Way to go

    Until oil companies spend as much resources on staving off disasters and fixing future spills, the answer should be NO.

    June 10, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  14. phoenix86

    Obama cannot see that his decision makes the economic carnage worse. I think it is Obama, not Greene, whose mental capacity should be called into question.

    June 10, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |