Citing the economic harm to businesses and workers in the Gulf that the moratorium would cause, Judge Feldman a 1983 appointee of former President Ronald Reagan wrote that the Obama administration had failed to justify the need for the sweeping suspension, which he characterized as generic, indeed punitive.
He wrote that the blanket moratorium, with no parameters, seems to assume that because one rig failed and although no one yet fully knows why, all companies and rigs drilling new wells over 500 feet also universally present an imminent danger.
The oil disaster in the Gulf has been a big problem, but every little bit can help. there's no such thing as being too young to pitch in. ... This is urgent. What we do now can affect the future. ... You can donate money, or time, or anything, to the groups you heard about on this show. Check our Larry's website to find out details on what's going on, and how you can help. And if you're part of the Gulf, send in videos to YouTube, post things on Facebook, tweet, do whatever to let people know what's going on. Thanks for listening, and thanks for doing everything you do."
There is no reason to hate BP, one local seafood entrepreneur is quoted as saying, as the region relies on the oil industry for work.
Indeed, the April 20 spill on the Deepwater Horizon is being reinvented in Planet BP as a strike of luck.
Much of the regions [nonfishing boat] businesses particularly the hotels have been prospering because so many people have come here from BP and other oil emergency response teams, another report says. Indeed, one tourist official in a local town makes it clear that BP has always been a very great partner of ours here We have always valued the business that BP sent us.