10/21/12

Obama's Early Achievements Energy and Oil



Obama Administration’s Achievements (Thus Far) » Obama's Achievements Center:

"BROAD POLICY:

Introduced Oil Spill Recovery Bill to remove oil company liability cap.
Created offshore drilling safety review board.
Created new drilling agency with investigative arm.
Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations and reports.

FUNDING:

Ordered $20 billion escrow fund by BP to reimburse lost incomes in Gulf.
Ordered $100 million to compensate those hurt by drilling moratorium.

TARGETED ACTIONS:

Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, cutting ties between industry and government.
Mandated new safety rules for offshore drilling.
Opened civil and criminal investigations into Gulf oil spill.
(Congress) Launched investigation into gas drilling practices.
Established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling.
Amended Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Expanded oil rig workers’ families abilities to sue and recover.
Fined BP subsidiary $5.2 million for false reporting.
(EPA) Barred Texas’ authority to issue refinery operating permits.
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Obama does not parade his achievements. He governs responsibly and lets the chips fall where they may. The GOP has no promise when it comes to governance. The Bush administration was often shabby and politicized. Obama incurs GOP wrath because he regulates where it hurts - just at the point where oil is doing its chronic harm. Vote for President Obama. This is 2008 squared.  The sharks are out. Be on your guard and get to the polls. We can win this.

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How can Romney be gaining How can this election be close I can only answer by saying ...


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How can Romney be gaining
How can this election be close
I can only answer by saying
Americans don't know what I know
Americans don't believe what I believe
American's don't feel what I feel
I know ten things I could reel off the top of my head
why Romney poses a risk to our country and why Obama 
has the better chance to guide things securely over the next four years
I believe many things
and none of them adds up to a belief 
that Romney would be anything but a disaster 
to us all
And I feel a blank sense of 
having said everything and 
been right
but cannot answer the question posed above 
and so the feeling is a sinking one
Either I am tired
or I am losing faith
You see I trust the American People
I trust that they will choose in their own clear interest 
a candidate who will do his best for them
rather than one who will game us through
four or eight years of the sort of hell Bush put us through
Romney is already a bad dream
threatening to become a chronic nightmare 
And yet seemingly half the people I say I trust
believe that the conclusion I have drawn is either wrong or
erroneous 
or otherwise off the mark 
It will be too late if I finally come to see
that everything I saw but fought
has somehow morphed into a perfect storm 
that yields up the worst result possible
Then I will have to say
democracy is crucified
bought by the scions of Ayn Randian hard-heartedness
and steel myself for what I have also predicted
a century-long battle to midwife the world into 
sustainability
beyond the Armageddon mindlessness that has
eaten away at reason
and shredded it
under our feet

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The Tao of John 3

The first way an unending sign
The second incomplete design
The third way changes everything
Reality can now take wing
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The overcoming of limitations
the challenge of the binary age
is achieved within the obvious conditions of fallibility
resolved by moving to the mode of thought
we might call triadicity
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The New Tao Te Ching and
The Tao of Mark
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