Federal Judge Ruling: Deepwater Drilling Moratorium Blocked


via CNN

A federal judge in New Orleans, Louisiana, blocked the six-month federal moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf.

Several dozen plaintiffs filed suit against the administration claiming the moratorium would create long-term economic harm to their businesses. Obama ordered the moratorium following the explosing of the Deepwater Horizon. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the government will immediately appeal the ruling to the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

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