Michelle Malkin has written an excellent article showing how deviously crooked the current Administration is. It also shows how defiant of authority the Obamaites are and how they skulk like cockroaches at night to carry out their lusts. After getting caught lying and deceiving, they hide behind their appointments to bureaucracies that have become independently powerful and exclusive of the Congress. This is another reason that all bureaucracies are sacrosanct to statists - they squeal like poked pigs when anyone mentions abolishing one.
However, Malkin seems a little more interested in the monetary effects of the drilling moratorium in the Gulf (that is certainly one of the problems), while we here want to know (as well) whether there are any real negative effects to the environment from that drilling-and she proves that you surely cannot trust the Obamaites for any honest information in that respect. That's news?
Though the moratorium has supposedly been lifted and oil companies have moved back into the Gulf, their rigs sit idle while they wait for permits. This is the method the Obamaites use to deceive the American people into believing they truly want more drilling, by claiming areas are open to drilling all the while stalling permitting. Permits are down over 35% under Obama, and more areas have been excluded from drilling under Obama than all the past presidents combined. And the people wonder why gas is $4.00 at the pump?
As to the effects of ocean drilling, there are no negative effects - other than from accidents, which can indeed occur, and do occur in all types of work with heavy equipment. This is why we should not be drilling in deep water at this time; we should be drilling in shallow waters, from about 20 - to 100 miles out and no deeper than a few hundred feet.
A large amount of high-grade oils sit in those shallow coastal areas. The raving mad eco-maniacs have, however, managed to shut the drilling down in those areas-and if left to them would shut down drilling across the nation (and almost have). Oil production is down 45% since 1985, though we have had elephantine size oil discoveries of easily recoverable oil over the last twenty-years.
Had the Gulf Oil Spill occurred in shallow waters, it could have been fixed in a day. Had our own government inspectors carried out their inspecting duties correctly, it most likely would have never happened.
Another thing that folks should understand is, the Lord built a powerful cleansing system into our oceans - they thus cleanse themselves very quickly and very thoroughly. Another is that oil is natural to the earth and so, cannot harm the environment for any extended time. Even after a terrible accident, that powerful cleansing system does its work very quickly and very thoroughly.
The oceans' shores are their dumping grounds and their graveyards - check the shores out after every high tide and you will see that the seas have cleansed themselves once again. What goes into the marshes is slowly carried back out to sea and eventually dumped onto the shores. This powerful motion is locked and does its duty every day.
If moronic apes that call themselves human want to wallow around in those polluted dumps, fine - that's just one of many idiotic things humans do. (just look at the last four men they've elected to run the nation; it's enough to make a cat sit up and bark)
Therefore, when an accident occurs, we should allow the oceans to cleanse themselves - and dump any extraneous residue onto those shores. They will do it. Let God's perfect nature perform its duties.
Though they too have powerful cleansing systems as waters run down from the mountains to the seas from whence they came, what should be stopped is the constant dumping of waste into our waterways.
We should also began to wean ourselves from the use of plastics (and other synthetics which the mad, knee-jerk-brained eco-maniacs are demanding we use in refined oil), the waste of which ends up buried in the earth - a negative caused by the eco-maniacs' demand back in the 1970s to move from paper usage (the trees are disappearing; those evil logging companies want to cut every tree off the planet so they won't have any more to sell, you know) to plastics. (a boondoggle to go over some other time, brought about by the eco-maniacs)
See Malkin's article for what honest people have to put up with when they are dealing with radical Marxists who have no qualms whatever when it comes to lying and deceiving to achieve their goals.
Keep in mind that these radicals are appointed bureaucrats; and many of them work in bureaucracies where our own Congress has made it impossible for Congressional investigations to get at after they're caught carrying out unlawful and deceitful acts.
Due to congressional complaints of stone-walling and such, an Administration often orders an investigation, that is, to investigate itself.
Unless you are a camel living in Mongolia, you know how that always turns out: years after the investigation begins, perhaps a few bureaucrats get transferred to South Detroit, and that's about it. No one walks the plank. For the people have mostly forgotten about the particular incident or either that group of bureaucrats have hunkered down on K Street or in a Think Tank or at a Non Profit.
Oftentimes, after getting caught lying and deceiving, one radical will resign - without negative repercussions - and another radical will step right in to take the first one's butt-dusting seat, then go right to work where the first one left off: lying and distorting and deceiving to achieve some of the many radical, utopian goals that statists dream of.
Another fine reason why we need a much smaller central government - one that has much, much less power. One that it would be near impossible for an appointed bureaucrat to get by with deceiving, lying, distorting, and openly defying what should be the central power of the Federal Government: the Congress.