David Axelrod is on ABC’s Good Morning America right now, announcing that the President is ordering no drilling in “new areas” until they know what caused the BP Mississippi Canyon Block 252 blowout. In making the announcement, Axelrod said,
“No additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find
out what happened here and whether there was something unique and
I’ve already written about the possibility of this last night after it was announced that oil was coming ashore in Louisiana. I just didn’t expect it this quickly. Obviously, the federal government can control drilling only on federal lands, including US territorial waters, so I don’t understand the extent of this new order.
I’ll update this post as I get more info.