This really isn’t that shocking of a news story:
The office of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a friend of the court brief in federal court Monday supporting the removal of President Barack Obama’s six-month deepwater drilling moratorium.
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday from companies seeking an end to the moratorium. The ban, instituted by the government last month, halts all drilling in more than 500 feet of water and prevents new permits from being issued.
But it does show us an extreme hypocrisy coming from the right on the oil spill disaster. Jindal has been one of those blasting the government for not having proper oversight and managing these drill sites properly. Now the government wants to stop them so that they can reevaluate, but Republicans like Jindal don’t want that. It really is a fascinating conundrum, and shows that above all the game of poltics comes first.