Oil Service Cos. Slam US Bid To Nix Drilling Ban Suit

Law360, New York (July 21, 2010, 5:57 PM EDT) -- Oil service companies that challenged the U.S. Department of the Interior's ban on deepwater drilling have blasted the government's bid to get their lawsuit thrown out, saying the case is still active despite a new, superseding moratorium on drilling.

The government's revised ban is a “mirror image” of the one already rejected by Judge Martin Feldman on June 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, according to Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC and other plaintiffs, who on Tuesday filed their response to...
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