DOI Asks 5th Circ. To Keep Drilling Ban In Place

Law360, New York (June 28, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government has asked a federal appeals court to stay a district court injunction barring the U.S. Department of the Interior from enforcing a six-month drilling prohibition in the Gulf of Mexico, set ostensibly to prevent a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon incident.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the newly minted Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement on Friday lobbied the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to protect the pre-injunction status quo while the government appeals an earlier ruling in...
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