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Pelosi: Oil spill must be considered when judging Obama's drilling plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that a massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast must play a role in considering President Barack Obama's offshore drilling plan.

Pelosi refused to endorse a ban on new exploration and drilling proposed by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) Thursday in the wake of the spill, but she said that the disaster -- which officials believe killed 11 people -- needs to be taken into account when weighing Obama's plan to expand offshore oil and gas leasing.

"I would extend our concerns to those who lost their lives in the Gulf," she told reporters at her weekly press briefing. "We're going to take a look at the nature of the coastline and all of that has to be taken into consideration as we review the plan that the president put forth."

The Speaker's comments come after Obama received a briefing on the spill Thursday morning, underscoring the likelihood it will impact the debate over his drilling plan as well as sweeping climate change legislation set to be considered by Congress following the completion of the financial regulatory overhaul.

Those opposed to Obama's drilling plan have said the spill should cause the administration to reconsider its decision to expand offshore exploration.

Federal and congressional investigators are currently examining the spill to determine its cause.

President Barack Obama said in a Rose Garden statement Thursday that his administration "will continue to use every single available resource at our disposal, including potentially the Department of Defense, to address the incident."

But the White House has not said that plans to expand drilling areas should be sidelined.

Pelosi did say that, overall, drilling is safer than it was years ago, but that safety could be improved.

"There is much safer drilling than when we started this fight many years ago," said Pelosi, when than added that there is "room for improvement."

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/95177-pelosi-oil-spill-must-be-considered-when-judging-obamas-drilling-plan

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Pelosi: Oil spill must be considered when judging Obama's drilling plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that a massive oil spill threatening the Louisiana coast must play a role in considering President Barack Obama's offshore drilling plan.

Pelosi refused to endorse a ban on new exploration and drilling proposed by Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) Thursday in the wake of the spill, but she said that the disaster -- which officials believe killed 11 people -- needs to be taken into account when weighing Obama's plan to expand offshore oil and gas leasing.

"I would extend our concerns to those who lost their lives in the Gulf," she told reporters at her weekly press briefing. "We're going to take a look at the nature of the coastline and all of that has to be taken into consideration as we review the plan that the president put forth."

The Speaker's comments come after Obama received a briefing on the spill Thursday morning, underscoring the likelihood it will impact the debate over his drilling plan as well as sweeping climate change legislation set to be considered by Congress following the completion of the financial regulatory overhaul.

Those opposed to Obama's drilling plan have said the spill should cause the administration to reconsider its decision to expand offshore exploration.

Federal and congressional investigators are currently examining the spill to determine its cause.

President Barack Obama said in a Rose Garden statement Thursday that his administration "will continue to use every single available resource at our disposal, including potentially the Department of Defense, to address the incident."

But the White House has not said that plans to expand drilling areas should be sidelined.

Pelosi did say that, overall, drilling is safer than it was years ago, but that safety could be improved.

"There is much safer drilling than when we started this fight many years ago," said Pelosi, when than added that there is "room for improvement."

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/95177-pelosi-oil-spill-must-be-considered-when-judging-obamas-drilling-plan

So, as the Feds start spending on containing the damage, will BP foot the bill? I think they should. At 100% of the cost incurred.

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With a face like hers, she's open to any drilling.

What does that even mean?

Edited by Madame Cleo

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I've tried. The only thing I can come up with is that hers is a face that men would want to ram their ####### into...but that doesn't strike me as funny so I think I am on the wrong track entirely.


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I've tried. The only thing I can come up with is that hers is a face that men would want to ram their ####### into...but that doesn't strike me as funny so I think I am on the wrong track entirely.

right track kinda.

'With a face like hers, she's open to any drilling.'

it means so homely, she's open an man drilling her in anyway.


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right track kinda.

'With a face like hers, she's open to any drilling.'

it means so homely, she's open an man drilling her in anyway.

Oh, she knows she's not going to get a good looking man to ####, so any man will do? I'm not sure if I feel sorry for myself because this still doesn't strike me as funny, or I should feel good about it.

I guess it's man humour ;)

Seriously, thanks for the explanation, I wasn't really that close.


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:lol: :lol: Think about it.

He means think on his level. E.G. goat.gif


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