Unfazed By Judge, Salazar Vows New Drilling Ban

Law360, New York (June 23, 2010, 10:49 AM EDT) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar confirmed to lawmakers Wednesday that the Obama administration would be using its executive authority to issue a new temporary ban on deepwater drilling after a federal court ruling invalidated the first moratorium put in place.

Salazar told the Senate Appropriations Committee that there may be opportunities to revise the moratorium over the next six months, as the Interior Department examines the roots of BP PLC's ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and determines what the government could have...
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