A Federal Judge struck down action by the administration of President Obama to restrict drilling for oil in the Gulf Of Mexico. According to Judge Martin Feldman, telling American businessmen they can not drill where the hell they want to drill is a violation of their constitutional rights to destroy the environment of this nation. The government ban extends to deep water drilling for oil and gas in waters of at least 500 feet depth. Judge Feldman argues this ban would cause “immediate and irreparable harm to businesses” along the Gulf Coast.
We inhabit a strange country in which those with money can despoil the land, spread toxic waste and when told to hold off until government officials check out the situation, they charge infringement of their rights under the Constitution. There is a sickness on the land of America, and it is caused by business interests.