U.S. keeps issuing drilling permits despite Obama's order to stop

05/24/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Records show that U.S. regulators have continued to approve offshore oil activity, despite President Barack Obama's moratorium on the issuance of drilling permits. In the days after Obama's action, the government issued at least seven permits for oil drilling and five waivers of environmental requirements.

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