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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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