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Old 05-09-2010, 07:51 PM
 
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SHELBY ANNOUNCES OFFSHORE DRILLING AGREEMENT



July 12, 2006


U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) today announced an agreement on oil and gas production off the Gulf Coast. The agreement will open much of the area known as Lease 181 and the area due south of Lease 181 for exploration and production. A portion of the revenues produced from the area will be designated for the producing states on the Gulf Coast, including Alabama.

.: United States Senator Richard Shelby :: Press Room :.


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There was a renewed sense of urgency as balls of tar, some the size of golfballs, washed up Saturday on Dauphin Island, three miles (five kilometers) off the Alabama mainland at the mouth of Mobile Bay and much farther east than the thin, rainbow sheens that have arrived sporadically in the Louisiana marshes.

"It almost looks like bark, but when you pick it up it definitely has a liquid consistency and it's definitely oil," said Kimberly Creel, 41, who was hanging out and swimming with hundreds of other beachgoers. "... I can only imagine what might be coming this way that might be larger."

FOXNews.com - BP Plans to Park Oil Box, Unload New Equipment


How much do you suppose Shelby got from the oil companies?
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Wow that was fast!
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Good, it'll be more good paying jobs.
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:19 PM
 
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The OP's link to the Shelby press release is from 4 years ago - I think the OP is an agitator implying that Shelby took money from the oil companies and is reaping the whirlwind.

Note that the approved Lease 181 area is about 100 miles southeast of Mobile and is not the Deepwater Horizon Macondo site (it's mostly Florida).

To the OP - note that Obama got more in contributions from BP than any other politician...

Obama biggest recipient of BP cash - Erika Lovley - POLITICO.com
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I don't know how I managed to miss the date on it, but you're right.
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