Obama Rejects Claims That He’s Not Committed To Domestic O&G Production

President Obama posted to his blog yesterday in response to political rumors that an agreement on energy issues signed during the President's trip to Brazil shows a lack of commitment to domestic oil and gas production. He wrote: Let's be clear – this administration is committed to developing a broad range of energy sources, and we know that high prices at the pump are … [Read more...]

Maritime Day 2010 – A Presidential Message

President Obama brings us the following message for Maritime Day 2010: Even before our Nation declared independence, our forebears recognized the importance of merchant ships and seafarers to our economic and national security. Since 1775, America's maritime fleet has risen to the challenges before them and worked to meet our country's needs in times of peace and war alike. … [Read more...]

Presidential Executive Order RE: Somalia Piracy

This was recently submitted to the gCaptain forum, but I thought it deserved some more attention here on the blog.  Steve Gordon of Gordon and Elias, LLP has posted President Obama's April 13th Executive Order concerning Somalia and subsequent message to Congress.  In the executive order, President Obama declares a national emergency to deal with the "unusual and extraordinary" … [Read more...]

Obama Announces Expansion of Offshore Oil and Gas exploration

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA7RAfHN-wo (CNN) -- President Obama unveiled plans Wednesday to open large swaths of U.S. coastal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico to oil and natural gas drilling -- a move likely to please the energy industry but upset the administration's environmentalist supporters. The administration plan would include lifting a … [Read more...]