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Trump reverses his own policy and extends moratorium on off shore drilling in FLORIDA.

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Faced with a very close election battle in Florida, and standing by his marvelous property in southern Florida, Trump has suddenly seen the light and decided offshore drilling is not very good for his election prospects or property values. The change in attitude from 2018 to 2020 is dizzying.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/clim...ng-off-coasts-florida-georgia-south-carolina/

President Trump, who barely two years ago proposed a vast expansion of oil and gas drilling in U.S. continental waters, on Tuesday made clear there is at least part of the nation’s coastline he is eager to protect: the crucial electoral battleground of Florida.
Trump on Tuesday announced plans to extend a moratorium on oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, an area that includes the Sunshine State’s west coast, as well as the Atlantic coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
The move marks a stark reversal for Trump as he seeks to shore up votes in the tightly contested state ahead of the Nov. 3 election. For a president who has spent much of his first term working to expand U.S. oil and gas drilling and scale back Obama-era regulations on the fossil fuel industry, the move also underscores the political reality in Florida, where Republican governors have opposed oil exploration off their shores, fearing it could imperil beaches and harm the tourism-dependent economy.

Comic Relief: The president calls himself a "great environmentalist and protector of natural resources:

The president’s announcement Tuesday came amid a speech in which Trump portrayed himself as a fierce protector of America’s natural resources and a steward of the environment.
“Environmental protection is a sacred obligation,” said the president, referring to himself as a “great environmentalist.”

For those who cannot access the Washington Post, another link:

In major reversal, Trump moves to block offshore drilling
 

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So somebody said, "Hey Donald, maybe we shouldn't do this in hurricane alley." and Donald says, "You know what, maybe you are correct."
 

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So somebody said, "Hey Donald, maybe we shouldn't do this in hurricane alley." and Donald says, "You know what, maybe you are correct."

Naaa, that would never happen. One quick flick of Trump's Sharpie and a threatening hurricane suddenly changes course and heads toward Alabama.
 

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With demand down and the price of crude below $35 a barrel, there is no need to expand drilling.

You are mocking a common sense action.
 

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oh, look. could it be that there's some NIMBY going on?
 

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So somebody said, "Hey Donald, maybe we shouldn't do this in hurricane alley." and Donald says, "You know what, maybe you are correct."

How dare Trump reverse his stance?!?

I would think the Trump hating cultists would be happy that Trump listened to others' sound advice.
 

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How dare Trump reverse his stance!

I would think the Trump hating cultists would be happy that Trump listened to others' sound advice.

I can only speak for myself, but anything he does to help himself is definitely a bad thing. He won Florida in 2016.
 

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seat of his pants
 

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So somebody said, "Hey Donald, maybe we shouldn't do this in hurricane alley." and Donald says, "You know what, maybe you are correct."

1. Hurricanes did not just become a consideration. He was all for drilling in 2018

2. He did not express that as a reason in his statement.

Good try.
 

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With demand down and the price of crude below $35 a barrel, there is no need to expand drilling.

You are mocking a common sense action.

Why didn't he say that? He said he was concerned about the environment.
 

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How dare Trump reverse his stance?!?

I would think the Trump hating cultists would be happy that Trump listened to others' sound advice.


I would hope Trump lovers could notice that he does whatever suits his own needs
 

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With demand down and the price of crude below $35 a barrel, there is no need to expand drilling.

You are mocking a common sense action.

Bingo!

This was done to keep the price up for his oil donors.
 

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I would hope Trump lovers could notice that he does whatever suits his own needs

As do most presidents. DACA?

Oh, I'm betting your forgot all the things Obama did to suit his own needs.
Whatev...
 

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Oh wait, is Obama in a close election in Florida? Normal Trix diversion.

I learned it from DP anti-Trump cultists.
Can't have a thread here about Biden without hearing about Trump.

So when in Rome...I'm a quick learner. :mrgreen:
 

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1. Hurricanes did not just become a consideration. He was all for drilling in 2018

2. He did not express that as a reason in his statement.

Good try.

he began the speech with committing to "protecting the majestic beauty" of the beaches and shorelines
 

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With demand down and the price of crude below $35 a barrel, there is no need to expand drilling.

You are mocking a common sense action.

Of course it’s a common sense action, politically and policy wise. But Trump would propose drilling on Liberty Island or the Grand Canyon if it wasn’t a problem politically.
 

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Trump wants off shore drilling, bad Orangeman.
Trump changes course and wants no off shore drilling, bad Orangeman.

How many times in the last month has Biden changed his position?
Yep, Biden now realizes there are riots being committed by his voters.
 

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Faced with a very close election battle in Florida, and standing by his marvelous property in southern Florida, Trump has suddenly seen the light and decided offshore drilling is not very good for his election prospects or property values. The change in attitude from 2018 to 2020 is dizzying.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/clim...ng-off-coasts-florida-georgia-south-carolina/



Comic Relief: The president calls himself a "great environmentalist and protector of natural resources:



For those who cannot access the Washington Post, another link:

In major reversal, Trump moves to block offshore drilling

He suddenly realized there might be a oil spill off the Florida coast, and it might devalue Mar a Lago.
 

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Lordy! The histrionics with some of you liberal progressives on this forum---sheesh!!!!

Offshore drilling in Florida is pretty much opposed by BOTH political parties in Florida. Their concerns are over protecting the Florida tourist trade having in the past been adversely affected by oil spills. Some of you make it sound as if suddenly Trump is pandering to Democrat voters on this issue, when it is an issue which Florida Republicans feel strongly about too.

So welcome to politics! Candidates generally don't try to get elected by pissing off everyone. Something clearly Hillary had not learned to do when she threw West Virginia voters under the bus.

You dems are so desperate to create a narrative right now two months out. NOTHING is sticking, can't you see that? Comedy gold!
 

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Trump wants off shore drilling, bad Orangeman.
Trump changes course and wants no off shore drilling, bad Orangeman.

How many times in the last month has Biden changed his position?
Yep, Biden now realizes there are riots being committed by his voters.

He wants no off shore drilling in Florida. Virginia would like to have the same consideration, but since they are not in Trump's possible win states, they are **** out of luck.
 

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Lordy! The histrionics with some of you liberal progressives on this forum---sheesh!!!!

Offshore drilling in Florida is pretty much opposed by BOTH political parties in Florida. Their concerns are over protecting the Florida tourist trade having in the past been adversely affected by oil spills. Some of you make it sound as if suddenly Trump is pandering to Democrat voters on this issue, when it is an issue which Florida Republicans feel strongly about too.

So welcome to politics! Candidates generally don't try to get elected by pissing off everyone. Something clearly Hillary had not learned to do when she threw West Virginia voters under the bus.

You dems are so desperate to create a narrative right now two months out. NOTHING is sticking, can't you see that? Comedy gold!

Just a short while ago Trump was very much for offshore drilling. He encouraged it everywhere, desperate to overturn any obstacles put up by the Obama Administration. Now he fights for his political life in Florida by extending a moratorium on it, and declares himself a great environmentalist.

And his pandering fans will finds ways to justify him. Very amusing. Thanks for the :lamo
 

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Why didn't he say that? He said he was concerned about the environment.
He did say that. He also said that he was concerned about the environment.

Bingo! This was done to keep the price up for his oil donors.
non sequitur[ non -sek-wi-ter, -toor; Latin nohn -se-kwi-toor ]
noun Logic.
  1. an inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises.
  2. a statement containing an illogical conclusion.

Of course it’s a common sense action, politically and policy wise. But Trump would propose drilling on Liberty Island or the Grand Canyon if it wasn’t a problem politically.
Perhaps we will see next year or the year after.
 
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