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Federal Judge Overrules Obama on Drilling Moratorium

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Federal Judge Overrules Obama on Drilling Moratorium

06.28.10 06:21 AM

On June 22nd, federal Judge Martin Feldman overturned the six-month drilling moratorium the Obama administration put in place. The lead plaintiffs in the case were Hornbeck Offshore Services, which represented five other companies that would be impacted by the moratorium, and the State of Louisiana. The plaintiffs argued that the drilling moratorium would cripple the oil and gas industry and the economy, causing massive job losses for hundreds of thousands of Gulf coasts residents. Over 30 percent of America’s domestic oil production comes from the Gulf Coast and 64 percent of active releases are in the deep water of the Gulf Coast. (pg. 6)

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