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President Obama to announce oil drilling plans scrapped, delayed

President Obama at a news conference today will discuss the findings of a 30-day safety review on offshore drilling.

According to an administration official he'll announce standards "to strengthen oversight of the industry and enhance safety." He'll also announce that a moratorium on permits to drill new deepwater wells will continue for a period of six months.

"In addition, the planned exploration off the coast of Alaska in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas will be delayed pending the (presidential) commission's review and the August lease sale in the Western Gulf will be cancelled. The lease sale off the coast of Virginia will also be cancelled due to environmental concerns and concerns raised by the Defense Department."

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar briefed Obama and senior advisors on the report Wednesday night in the Oval Office.


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If the president "has the power to decide and do something by himself" he should ban oil drilling all together till every one of the government agencies has be schaked up and cleaned from all this corrupt corporation puppets,declare lobbying and bribe a crime.The natural resources belongs to the people,not to corporations for profit therefor they should be nationalised.But what I think......all what the president say is only HOT AIR

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