I’ve considered the Obama Administration contempible since day 1. Now a federal judge agrees. Federal Judge Martin Feldman in New Orleans ruled the Obama Administration in contempt for its defiance in reimposing the moratorium on deep water drilling. Read the whole story at Hot Air.
The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.
Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.
“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.
“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re- imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.
This is a good news but the deepwater drilling moratorium is not the only example of this administrations contempt for our constitution and our laws. We have the FCC defying a court ruling that their plans for Internet neutrality is unconstitutional. We also have the EPA planning to implement Cap and Trade regulations in spite of the fact that Democrat controlled House and Senate could pass the bill. However, on this front there is some good news.
Daryl Fears, writing for the Washington Post, tells us that the GOP has plans to stop the EPA’s contemptible behavior:
Acting on a vow to fight the Obama administration on climate issues, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, unveiled draft legislation Wednesday to try to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its power to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
It is a sad state of affairs when federal judges and Congress have to take extreme measures to stop the Obama administration from breaking the law and defying the Constitution.
The Obama Administration really is contemptible.