Friday, June 11, 2010

Louisiana Business Challenges Moratorium On Offshore Drilling

Courthouse News Service

Friday, June 11, 2010Last Update: 10:34 AM PT

"NEW ORLEANS (CN) - An offshore oil-drilling support business has challenged the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf in Federal Court. Hornbeck Offshore Services claims that all 33 oil rigs affected by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's moratorium had "previously satisfied the rigors" of the Minerals Management Service's permitting process. The drilling moratorium was a response to BP's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico." More>>>>

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