Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama Vows to Suspend Further Oil Drilling in U.S.

Today President Obama held a press conference to discuss the government's role in responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He explained that all of BP's actions in response to the spill must be approved by the government (see today's White House blog). Obama also announced that his administration would suspend two planned oil explorations, cancel two pending or proposed oil-drilling lease sales, continue a moratorium on new oil-drilling permits, and put a halt to action on 33 oil wells being drilled in the Gulf of Mexico. To get some media response to the press conference, take a look at today's Wall Street Journal ("Obama Pushes for More Regulation, Extends Oil Drilling Moratorium").

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