BP announced on Thursday evening that it had successfully capped the Deepwater Horizon oil well for the first time since April.Translation: "I'm not through exploiting this crisis, which I helped to worsen in every way imaginable."
Although oil has stopped leaking into the ocean, [Obama] has urged Americans not to "get too far ahead of ourselves".
This guy makes Eeyore look like Pollyanna.
Update: Gov. Jindal of Louisiana takes the Federal Government to task for its slow, inept response at combating the spill and its fast, inept response in putting thousands out of work with a needless moratorium, then - after losing in court - doubling down on yet another.
So, my state joined a lawsuit against the moratorium. We pointed out that a majority of the experts the federal government consulted before the ban, including representatives from the National Academy of Engineering, have stated publicly that they do not agree with the six-month blanket moratorium.The entire article is well worth a read.
The court sided with the people of Louisiana in this matter. Consider the judge's statements: that the federal moratorium would result in the loss of jobs and livelihoods, that the government's action "does not seem to be fact-specific" and that the "government's hair-splitting explanation abuses reason and common sense."