US government loses drilling ban appeal

Business Green: A federal court yesterday rejected a government appeal requesting it be allowed to reinstate a six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, paving the way for a partial resumption of drilling while a court case challenging the legality of the embargo is heard. However, the Obama administration immediately signalled it would impose a new ban on drilling activities in water below depths of 500 feet, arguing it was necessary in order to ensure enhanced safety measures in ......

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