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Company asks judge to overturn drilling moratorium

4 years ago September 29, 2010 Sep 29, 2010 Wednesday, September 29 2010 Wednesday, September 29, 2010 1:15:40 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A company that owns and operates offshore drilling rigs asked a federal judge to throw out the latest
moratorium on deepwater oil drilling.

Arguments were heard on Wednesday on Ensco Offshore's bid to overturn a six-month drilling ban imposed in July following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Interior department issued the moratorium after Feldman overturned the initial May 28 directive to to halt approval of new deepwater permits and suspend drilling on 33 exploratory wells.


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