Jun 11, 2010 3:11 PM by Chris Welty
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has set a hearing for June 21
on a lawsuit aimed at nullifying the six-month ban on deepwater
drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
The suit, which names the federal government as defendant, was
filed earlier this week by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc., a
vessel service company that says it expects big losses from the
Hornbeck's suit claims the government illegally ordered the
moratorium, which many in the industry expect to put a long-term
chill on deepwater domestic drilling.
Bollinger Shipyards Inc. and Edison Chouest Offshore Services
joined the suit on Wednesday.
The hearing will be before U.S. District Judge Martin L.C.
10 hours ago