7/13/2010

This editorial slams Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision to reimpose a temporary ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the new rule makes only cosmetic changes to the wording of a moratorium struck down by a federal court last month. "Mr. Salazar's response is to fiddle with the ban's details in the hope of passing judicial muster," the editorial says. "The bottom line is that deepwater drilling remains off-limits for months to come." One deepwater rig has already accepted a contract in Egypt and will be leaving the Gulf.

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