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President Clinton: Drilling Delays are ‘Ridiculous’

March 12, 2011

Former President Bill Clinton, perhaps the country’s most prominent Democrat, said Friday that delays in offshore oil and gas permits are “ridiculous,” Politico is reporting.

Speaking at the HIS CERAWeek conference, Clinton told attendees that there are “ridiculous delays in permitting when our economy doesn’t need it.”

Clinton spoke on a panel with former President George W. Bush, according to Politico. The panel was closed to the media, and videotaping was not permitted (which saves Obama from being repeatedly embarrassed as news outlets run the clip over and over).

Politico, however, reports that the “two former presidents both generally agreed on the need to get offshore drilling workers back on the job.”

We couldn’t agree more with the former Presidents. Now if the current President would just listen to his predecessors, we’d all be a lot better off.

Jim Adams

Jim Adams
President and CEO, Offshore Marine Service Association

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