Judge is urged to rule against new drilling moratorium

09/7/2010 | Bloomberg

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman should rule that the government's revised drilling ban is illegal, critics said. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar imposed the newer moratorium in July after Feldman overturned an earlier one issued after the Gulf of Mexico spill. The July ban "violates the preliminary injunction order because it continues, in a different guise, a prohibition" of deepwater drilling, lawyers for Hornbeck Offshore Services said in a filing.

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