Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OBAMA WAIVED LAWS IN ORDER TO USE FOREIGN TANKERS TO SHIP NATIONAL RESERVE OIL, INSTEAD OF USING AMERICAN MERCHANT VESSELS

NYTIMES:

... the Obama administration has repeatedly bypassed federal law by allowing nearly all the oil to move on foreign-owned vessels, drawing protests from domestic maritime operators.



The domestic ship owners say that 46 times the administration has waived the Jones Act, a 90-year-old law requiring purely domestic cargo to move on United States-flagged ships except under extraordinary circumstances. Only once this summer has oil from the reserve moved on American barges.



Even as unemployment hovered over 9 percent, the administration approved dozens of applications to transport nearly 30 million barrels of domestic crude oil within the borders of the United States on tankers employing foreign crews and flying the flags of the Marshall Islands, Panama and other countries.
UNREAL.



HE RELEASED THE OIL TO HELP HIS OWN POILITICAL STANDING AND THEN USED FOREIGN VESSELS.



WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP.



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