- Mar 21, 2005
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- New York, NY
- Political Leaning
- Slightly Conservative
Judge block Gulf offshore drilling moratorium - San Jose Mercury News
Let's not confuse our thoughts on the policy issues with the merits of the legal arguments.A federal judge in New Orleans has blocked a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects that was imposed in response to the massive Gulf oil spill.
Feldman says in his ruling that the Interior Department failed to provide adequate reasoning for the moratorium. He says it seems to assume that because one rig failed, all companies and rigs doing deepwater drilling pose an imminent danger.