The Stealth Obama Ocean Grab

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No wonder the anti-growth, anti-development, anti-jobs zealots are cheering. The National Ocean Council is co-chaired by wackadoodle science czar John Holdren (notorious for his cheerful musings about eugenics, mass sterilization and forced abortions to protect Mother Earth and for hyping weather catastrophes and demographic disasters in the 1970s with his population control freak pals Paul and Anne Ehrlich) and White House Council on Environmental Quality head Nancy Sutley (best known as the immediate boss of disgraced green jobs czar/self-avowed communist Van Jones).

Also on the new ocean panel:

— Socialista and energy/climate change czar Carol Browner, last seen bullying auto company execs to “put nothing in writing, ever” and threatening to push massive cap-and-trade tax hikes during the upcoming congressional lame duck session.

— Dr. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a former high-ranking official at the left-wing Environmental Defense Fund, which has long championed drastic reductions of commercial fishing fleets and recreational fishing activity in favor of centralized control.

— Attorney General Eric Holder, who will no doubt use his stonewalling expertise to shield the ocean council’s inner workings from public scrutiny.

— Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who apparently doesn’t have enough to do destroying jobs through his offshore drilling moratorium, blocking onshore development and wreaking havoc on the energy industry.

Given Salazar’s fraudulent book-cooking in support of the administration’s offshore drilling moratorium (Remember: Obama’s own appointed scientists blasted the Interior Secretary for unilaterally contradicting and misrepresenting their conclusions.), his comments on the new ocean grab are more threat than promise: “With two billion acres we help oversee on the Outer Continental Shelf, Interior is a proud partner in this initiative, and we look forward to helping coordinate the science, policies and management of how we use, conserve and protect these public treasures.”

“Helping coordinate the science,” as interpreted by Obama’s Chicago-on-the-Potomac heavies, means doctoring, massaging and ramming through whatever eco-data is necessary “to reduce conflicts among uses, reduce environmental impacts, facilitate compatible uses, and preserve critical ecosystem services to meet economic, environmental, security and social objectives.” Translation: drastically limiting human activity from coastal areas to seabeds to achieve the “social objective” of appeasing the enviros and their deep-pocketed philanthropic funders.

Even New York Sen. Charles Schumer slammed the administration’s junk science-based fishing limits at a meeting this week between NOAA’s Lubchenco and Long Island recreational fishermen. Draconian regulations, he said, according to the New York Post, “put the industry on death’s door.” Now, the same forces behind such job destroyers will have free reign over a national ocean policy established by administrative fiat. Viva la Summer of Wreckovery.

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  • Bill Carr

    This President and his adminstration want to take over the water and northwest land so government will own and have access to all the oil underground.

  • Cuban Refugee

    We have become protagonists in a farce — don't you half-expect to see Rufus T. Firefly(played by the hilarious, capitalist Marx) addressing the citizens of Freedonia to announce the latest Green scheme? What a motley cast of characters is running our lives with their stale radical ideas, their arbitrary rules, their whimsical mandates, their embarrassing inefficiency, and their single-pointed objective: to destroy the United States of America from within. This disaster of a movie is being panned by the critics; with any luck for the audience, it will be a major flop at the box office.

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    As a parent I have seen other children off their meds who run around and create havoc to try and distract everyone from observing that they are not ready to play with their inappropriate uniform. This usurper who does not belong the field of play has brought on other unqualified individuals, and I define unqualified to equate to "ready to play by the same rules to keep the field from burning after we leave". This destructive mentality is so blatant in all he does, and it matches the same evil about forcing the health care plan into law without the details being worked out. His theme of "we will see" is what an evil person would say just after stabbing you and taking your possessions. Remove this sludge from our government and take the other puss filled contaminants with him. Impeach the lot and jail as many as appropriate for their complicity in breaking established American laws.

  • V. Hoet

    It would not surprise me if the Govt claims all the waters within 20 miles of shore is ZONED as commercial waters, requiring every single water craft including canoes , row boats, etc. to pay a USAGE FEE, TAX, AND REGISTRATION. Paddle boats will be exempt because of their GREEN STATUS…, omg.

    UN REAL! Where is our pre-ww2 America? When men had courage and common sense. Today, all we know about is Hollywood types, and Starbucks special of the day.

  • badaboo

    Micheller you had better get a grip on REALITY , the Oceans 21 bill , is NOT what you hysterically state , and was introduced by 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans :

    First introduced in the 108th Congress to begin a national dialogue on America's coasts and oceans, the bill has now been revised based on input from the oceans and fishing communities.

    The legislation would authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA. This federal agency was created in 1970 by executive order of President Richard Nixon, but it has never been authorized by Congress. Its many programs are often underfunded.

    Get it RIGHT Ms. Malkin

    • astra

      Go F*** (fish) Yourself!

      While you still can!

      (

      • badaboo

        Brilliant ! astra , and that is just about the extent of your intellect . Why dont you go where you've never been before ….and actually R-E-A-D the Ocean's 21 Bill .

  • welldoneson

    NOAA has come a LONG way down from what it was ever supposed to be when created.

    NOAA climate data has been shown to be utter lies. Their satellites were recording temperatures over 400 degrees fahrenheit on the surface of the Great Lakes.
    Wow, that's hot!
    Yet NOAA included those readings in their averaging of recent temperatures.
    Only when actual science-oriented scientists pointed out the problem did NOAA take all post-2005 data off the table. Turns out that's when the satellites began to malfunction.
    Turns out NOAA knew it.
    Knew it damn well.
    Quote NOAA all you want, real climate scientists know the Earth is heading into a normal, expected, and VERY precedented cooling spell, always accompanied by a wandering jet stream that brings cool air where we're used to it being warm, and warm air where we're used to it being cool. Those blaming man's CO2 are crooked, gov't funded liars.

  • badaboo

    yea , all lies ! all of it !! it's a damn MARXIST CONSPIRACY it is !!

    Damn GUVMINT LIARS !!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Very fishy circumstances, Obama out to deep six
    America and drive us off the land and what,
    drown us in the Ocean if debt doesn't work?
    ………………………William

  • badaboo

    yea man , everybody better have a life jack and a rowboat …with big oars , you know after we get driven into the sea .

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    When are these guys going to ACTUALLY do something about issues like the oceans,… better policies may have avoided the whole mess in the Gulf last year.