Justice Department officials say the government now intends — sometime tonight — to seek a stay of yesterday's order by a federal judge in New Orleans temporarily blocking the Interior Department's moratorium on offshore drilling, NBC's Pete Williams reports.
From NBC's Pete Williams After yesterday vowing to seek an appeal quickly, administration officials now say the Justice Department will refrain from any legal action in response to yesterday's court order that temporarily blocks the... Read Post
(Jonathan H. Adler) A federal district court judge in Louisiana has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the six-month moratorium on deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico imposed by the Interior Department. Judge Martin... Read Post
[Guest post by DRJ] New Orleans U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today issued a preliminary injunction lifting the Obama Administration’s offshore drilling moratorium: “A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday blocked a six-month... Read Post