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  • St. James extends campground moratorium

    August 8, 2013 7:40 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has extended for 30 days the six-month moratorium set to expire this month on construction and development of new RV parks and campgrounds. Parish attorney Bruce Mohon tells The Advocate the extension should give the Parish Council enough time to address... more »
  • No More Trailer Parks in Scott?

    July 6, 2011 7:14 PM

    City officials in Scott are considering placing a moratorium on any new trailer park being developed within city limits. The idea sparked after council members voted against a new 120 lot park. Scott resident, Tiffani Pellegrin, said "I lived in trailer parks. My husband lived in trailer parks and we've... more »
  • Bromwich: There is no unofficial oil moratorium

    December 8, 2010 4:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the federal agency that regulates offshore oil drilling says the government is working as fast as it can to issue new permits to resume drilling after April's Deepwater Horizon explosion and denied claims from some in the industry that an unofficial drilling moratorium... more »
  • Feds: First request in for drilling after BP spill

    October 22, 2010 6:01 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An unspecified company has filed the first request to drill for oil and gas in the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico since exploration there was temporarily halted after the massive BP oil spill. The application, announced Friday by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, was... more »
  • Gulf moratorium is over but drilling has to wait

    October 13, 2010 10:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A day after the end of the federal moratorium on deepwater drilling, the Gulf oil industry was a mix of furious activity and tortured waiting around. Companies that are helping the industry meet new regulations are scrambling to keep up with increased business while oil-rig workers... more »
  • Moratorium and jobs: will they be there?

    October 12, 2010 7:34 PM

    "The moratorium being lifted is one thing." Rob Guidry says, "but getting the permits so people can go back to work is really the issue we're dealing with now." Guidry, of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, says the barrier hasn't been taken down just yet and it could be... more »
  • Moratorium Lifted!

    October 12, 2010 1:48 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has lifted the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico that was imposed after the BP oil spill. The administration has been under heavy pressure from the industry and others in the region to lift the ban on... more »
  • Moratorium Announcement

    October 12, 2010 12:49 PM

    The Obama administration is lifting the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed after the BP oil spill, officials said Tuesday. The Interior Department scheduled a noon central time news conference in which Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is to "discuss the current suspensions on... more »
  • Drilling Moratorium Will be Lifted "Very Soon"-Likely this Week

    October 12, 2010 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday the government will lift a moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico "very soon" - likely this week. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the government is close to having the plans in place to lift the ban... more »
  • Obama Administration not ready to lift moratorium

    September 30, 2010 6:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday imposed new rules to make offshore drilling safer, but said it was not yet ready to lift a temporary ban on deepwater drilling. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called offshore drilling inherently risky and said, "We will only lift the moratorium when I,... more »
  • Offshore Drilling Agency to Weigh in Ahead of Schedule on Moratorium

    September 27, 2010 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The government agency in charge of offshore drilling will weigh in ahead of schedule on whether a ban on new deepwater wells should be lifted. The chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Michael Bromwich, told an investigative panel Monday that he is a month ahead... more »
  • Landrieu Will Block Senate Vote to Protest Moratorium

    September 23, 2010 4:56 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu said Thursday she will block a Senate vote to confirm the nominee to a key White House economic office to protest the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Landrieu, a Democrat, said she will object to a vote... more »
  • Support Jobs Suffer From Moratorium

    September 21, 2010 2:58 PM

    The drilling moratorium is getting national attention as people are wondering why rig hands are still working and if the Gulf region is really still suffering. Local companies like Pro-Log in New Iberia say, yes, they are suffering. Pro Log is an oilfield service company in that makes portable... more »
  • Fewer Applicants for People Being Affected by Moratorium

    September 21, 2010 1:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There have been far fewer applicants than expected for money from a $100 million fund BP PLC set up to help deepwater rig workers after a federal moratorium on drilling prompted by the massive oil spill. With nine days left to apply, a spokesman for the... more »
  • LA Lawmakers Disputing New Report That Moratorium Has Not Increased Unemployment

    September 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are disputing a new report from the Obama administration that says deepwater drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico has not increased unemployment in the region. The report was released at a Senate hearing today. It says the moratorium imposed after the BP oil spill... more »
  • Lieutenant Governor Testifies at Forum on Offshore Drilling

    September 13, 2010 7:16 PM

    The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Micheal Bromwich, spent the day talking to oil spill experts in Lafayette. The forum was one of eight held in cities throughout the Gulf Coast to evaluate the current state of offshore drilling and to come up... more »
  • Platform Explosion Raises Concern About the Drilling Moratorium

    September 3, 2010 7:10 PM

    Just when it looked hopeful that the ban on offshore drilling may come to an end, another accident has all eyes looking towards the gulf. Lafayette resident, John Constantine, said " it was going to get to a point where we got more sympathy, but I think that this... more »
  • Rally for Jobs in Texas

    September 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Three rallies against the drilling moratorium took place in Texas today. Corpus Christi, Port Arthur and Houston all held rallies simultaneously. A few hundred gathered at one in Port Arthur, Texas. Port Arthur resident, Ed Cadena said, "it is important that we speak up because we are part of... more »
  • Gov. Bobby Jindal Applauds Judge's Ruling to Uphold Rejection of Drilling Moratorium

    September 1, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Jindal issued the following statement today after US District Judge Martin Feldman rejected the federal government's attempt to have the court's previous rejection of the drilling moratorium thrown out. Governor Jindal said: "Judge Feldman said today what we have known all along - that the second... more »
  • Jindal presses panel on drilling moratorium

    August 30, 2010 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal again sought an end to President Barack Obama's moratorium on deepwater oil drilling as he met Monday with two members of the president's commission investigating the BP oil spill: former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and National Geographic Society executive Terry Garcia. He got... more »
  • Jindal Pushing To End Moratorium

    August 30, 2010 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal got another chance to push for an end to the federal moratorium on deepwater oil drilling. Jindal met Monday with two members of the president's commission investigating the BP oil spill - former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and National Geographic Society executive Terry... more »
  • Moratorium in its 3rd Month

    August 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is in its third month and the forecasts of thousands of lost jobs in Louisiana just haven't materialized. Why not? And could it still happen? It's a worry for the state's economy, for sure, and... more »
  • Senate Field Hearing In Lafayette On Drilling Moratorium

    August 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter were in Lafayette today for what's called a "field hearing." The subject of the hearing was the moratorium on deep water drilling. It happened today at the LITE Center and played out very much like hearings you might have seen on C-SPAN, people... more »
  • READ: Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle's Testimony at U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Field Hearing

    August 17, 2010 2:01 PM

    LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR SCOTT ANGELLE'S TESTIMONY AT U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE ON SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FIELD HEARING LAFAYETTE, LA - Today, Lieutenant Governor Scott Angelle testified before U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Chairman Mary Landrieu and Acting Ranking Member David Vitter in Lafayette, LA at... more »
  • Appeals Court Postpones Hearing on Drilling Ban

    August 16, 2010 6:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has postponed its Sept. 1 hearing on an overturned six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling because the panel is seeking more information about the government's new temporary drilling ban. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ordered... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • Lt. Governor extends local invite to President Obama

    August 12, 2010 7:27 PM

    The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
  • Moratorium to be Lifted Ahead of Schedule

    August 3, 2010 7:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's top drilling regulator says the Obama administration hopes to lift a freeze on deepwater drilling well before its scheduled Nov. 30 expiration date. Michael Bromwich, who is director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, said he and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar... more »
  • Environmental Groups: Disqualify Judge Who Overturned Moratorium

    August 2, 2010 3:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Several environmental groups have asked a federal appeals court to disqualify a judge from a lawsuit over the Obama administration's initial six-month moratorium on deep-water oil drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman overturned the temporary drilling ban in June and refused last month to withdraw from... more »
  • $100 million Fund For Workers Struggling Because Of Moratorium

    July 30, 2010 12:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has picked a charitable foundation in Louisiana to administer a $100 million fund for oil workers struggling because of a federal moratorium on deepwater drilling. The Rig Worker Assistance Fund will be administered through the Gulf Coast Restoration and Protection Foundation, an affiliate... more »
  • Investigation Into How Obama Administration Came Up With Recommendation For Moratorium

    July 26, 2010 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is conducting an investigation into how the Obama administration came up with its recommendation for a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to two of the seven congressmen who requested the... more »
  • Counter Protesters Want to Keep Moratorium

    July 21, 2010 7:17 PM

    While thousands rallied on Wednesday in Lafayette to lift the moratorium, a handful of people stood out by traffic on Congress Street, in support of the moratorium. About two dozen people addressed traffic while 11,000 others filled the Cajundome. "We're small in numbers but it's the quality of what we're... more »
  • Jindal Addresses Crowd At Rally

    July 21, 2010 1:16 PM

    Press Release: Today, Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the Rally for Economic Survival where he blasted the President’s deepwater drilling moratorium and called on the rally-goers to send a clear message to Washington, D.C. – end the arbitrary moratorium so thousands of Louisianians can go back to work. ... more »
  • Rally Opposing Drilling Moratorium Scheduled

    July 21, 2010 8:40 AM

    LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Organizers expect a big turnout at a rally to oppose the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. The rally, scheduled for Wednesday morning at the Lafayette Cajundome, is expected to draw 15,000 to 20,000 people wanting to show concern about the halt of deepwater oil... more »
  • Anti-Moratorium Rally Leaders' Goals

    July 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    Only 2 days left until the "Rally for Economic Survival"... but will it actually make a difference in Washington? Rally leaders say they hope to fill the Cajundome with over 12,000 people. They have gotten response from people in parishes throughout the state and some people from Houston. ... more »
  • New Moratorium On Deep-Water Offshore Drilling

    July 12, 2010 5:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is issuing a new moratorium on deep-water offshore drilling and it's no longer based on water depth. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Monday, arguing that a pause is still needed to ensure that oil and gas companies implement safety measures to reduce... more »
  • Obama Administration Will Issue New Revised Moratorium

    July 12, 2010 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration will issue a new revised moratorium on offshore drilling Monday, two administration officials told The Associated Press. Both officials requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the official announcement. Last week, a federal appeals court rejected the government's effort... more »
  • Court Rejects Bid to Restore Drilling Moratorium

    July 9, 2010 6:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the federal government's effort to restore an offshore deepwater drilling moratorium, opening the door to resumed drilling in the Gulf while the legal fight continues. The ruling is not the final word on the Obama administration's fight to suspend... more »
  • Jindal Reacts to Moratorium Decision

    July 8, 2010 7:50 PM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Lt. Governor Scott Angelle to represent the State of Louisiana at the hearing on the drilling moratorium at the U.S. 5 th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The Court issued a ruling shortly after the hearing where they denied the motion... more »
  • Appeals Court to Hear Drilling Moratorium Case

    July 8, 2010 6:50 AM

    s NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court is set to hear the Justice Department's bid to delay a judge's decision to overturn a six-month deepwater drilling moratorium. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday from lawyers on... more »
  • Landrieu, Business Group Backs Lifting Moratorium

    July 3, 2010 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have filed court papers in support of lifting the moratorium. In this case, Landrieu and the Chamber of Commerce are supporting U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman's ruling that shot down the Obama administration's decision to put... more »
  • Environmentalist Asking To Throw Out Judge's Decision To Lift Moratorium

    July 2, 2010 4:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Several environmental groups are asking a federal judge to throw out his order overturning a six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico because of his investments in several oil and gas companies. A court filing Friday by the groups asks U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Judge Refused To Delay Decision To Strike Down Moratorium

    June 24, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge in New Orleans has refused to delay his decision to strike down a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Justice Department had asked U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman to stay his ruling while... more »
  • Oil Moratorium Judgement Awaits Appeal Process

    June 24, 2010 12:13 AM

    With the Obama administration asking a judge to delay a court ruling that overturned the moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf, many in Acadiana were left with unanswered questions on how the moratorium and the appeal affect them. Eric Drummond moved to Lafayette a few weeks ago with a... more »
  • Salazar Says Drilling Moratorium Could be Refined

    June 23, 2010 8:09 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says a new order imposing a moratorium on deepwater drilling could be refined to reflect offshore conditions. Salazar told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday that he plans to issue a new drilling freeze after a federal judge struck down a previous ban on Tuesday.... more »
  • Laf Chamber of Commerce Against Moratorium

    June 22, 2010 1:18 PM

    As Acadiana voices more and more concerns about the oil spill and moratorium, the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce focused on these issues at the annual "Business Over Breakfast" Tuesday morning at the Cajundome. "There are really two tragedies, the first being the incident and impact to our environment,... more »
  • Judge Rule by Wednesday: Overturn Moratorium

    June 21, 2010 2:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that ferry people and supplies to offshore oil rigs are asking a judge to overturn a six-month moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman heard two hours of arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by Hornbeck Offshore, a Covington, La.-based... more »
  • Lt. Governor Addresses Moratorium in Lafayette

    June 17, 2010 12:30 PM

    Hundreds came out to support local leaders as they work towards alternatives to the 6-month moratorium on deepwater drilling. The featured speaker at the Acadiana Regional Alliance meeting Thursday was Lieutenant Governor Angelle, who just got back from Washington D.C., working as the voice of Louisiana's concerns. The... more »
  • Obama: Drilling Moratorium is Necessary

    June 15, 2010 9:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he understands the difficulties stemming from a six-month moratorium on new permits for deepwater drilling but tells the nation that he has to ensure the safety of those who work on the oil rigs at sea. Obama on Tuesday said he had proposed... more »
  • Moratorium Meeting Open to Public

    June 14, 2010 10:18 PM

    At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, Lt. Governor Scott Angelle has formed the Gulf Economic Survival Team, or GEST. The task force has organized an on-line petition aimed at shortening the 6-month moratorium on offshore drilling. Angelle is coming to Lafayette to discuss the moratorium and the petition... more »
  • Special Council Meeting-Offshore Moratorium

    June 14, 2010 3:17 PM

    Tomorrow afternoon there will be a special council meeting at 5:15 pm to consider adoption of resolution requesting an end to offshore exploration moratorium at Lafayette Parish Council Auditorium. Present to support the resolution will be the Lafayette Parish Council; City-Parish President; LEDA President; LCVC President; Black Chamber leadership;... more »
  • Moratorium on Gulf Oil Drilling Bad Idea

    June 13, 2010 3:40 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he'll tell President Barack Obama the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico could hurt the national economy. Obama is scheuled to arrive Monday morning in Gulfport, the first stop on a two-day trip to Mississippi, Alabama... more »
  • Date Set For Suit Against Drilling Moratorium

    June 11, 2010 3:06 PM

    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.,... more »

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