Salazar To Decide Future Of Drilling Ban After Report

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 6:56 PM EDT) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will soon decide whether to lift the federal ban on deepwater oil drilling, but not before receiving a government report on what new safety protocols should be implemented in the wake of the BP PLC oil spill, according to court documents.

The government asked the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Monday to delay a hearing in a suit challenging the six-month drilling ban, saying that Salazar expected to receive a report on the moratorium...
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