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  • 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 »
  • Environmental group sues interior secretary Ken Salazar

    July 26, 2010 9:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An environmental group sues Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, saying he didn't properly assess the chance of damage to endangered whales and sea turtles from oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The Center for Biological Diversity says the BP PLC spill proves a new... 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 »
  • Salazar Creates New Agency to Oversee Drilling

    June 21, 2010 8:36 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former federal prosecutor took over Monday as director of a new government agency that oversees offshore drilling and other oil and gas development. Michael R. Bromwich, 56, a former assistant U.S. attorney and Justice Department inspector general, will lead a reorganization of the agency formerly known... 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 »

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