Obama Timeline for War on Oil
December 15, 2008 - President-elect Obama nominates Steven Chu Secretary of Energy
February 3, 2009 - Administration cancels 77 Utah drilling leases.
June 22, 2010 - Obama appeals Judges order.
July 8, 2010 - Administration loses its appeal in the 5th circuit court.
July 12, 2010 - Administration issues a new moratorium.
February 12, 2011 - Sea Hawk Drilling files for bankruptcy citing permit delays.
February 18, 2011 - Judge orders BOEMRE to issue permits.
March 5, 2011 - Obama appeals judge's order on issuing drilling permits.
March 17, 2011 - BOEMRE approves deep water drilling in Gulf of Mexico for Brazil.
May 14, 2010 - Obama declares we must drill to lower gas prices.
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