22 Jun 2010, 5:19pm
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Federal Judge Uneasy With Document Tampering By Obama Admin

A week ago we reported on Interior Sec Ken Salazar’s tampering with documents related to offshore drilling. We were derisive about it. We called him “Mr. Tamper” [here].

Today a Federal judge expressed similar sentiments. Judge Martin Feldman feels “uneasy” rather than overtly derisive, but so uneasy that he slapped an injunction on Ken and Barky’s drilling moratorium:

Judge halts Obama’s oil-drilling ban

By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, June 22, 2010 [here]

A federal judge in New Orleans halted President Obama’s deepwater drilling moratorium on Tuesday, saying the government never justified the ban and appeared to mislead the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Judge Martin L.C. Feldman issued an injunction, saying that the moratorium will hurt drilling-rig operators and suppliers and that the government has not proved an outright ban is needed, rather than a more limited moratorium.

He also said the Interior Department also misstated the opinion of the experts it consulted. Those experts from the National Academy of Engineering have said they don’t support the blanket ban.

“Much to the government’s discomfort and this Court’s uneasiness, the summary also states that ‘the recommendations contained in this report have been peer-reviewed by seven experts identified by the National Academy of Engineering.’ As the plaintiffs, and the experts themselves, pointedly observe, this statement was misleading,” Judge Feldman said in his 22-page ruling. … [more]

Oh man. You know, honesty works a lot better than dishonesty. Too bad we elect people who don’t know that.



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