5th Circ. Stays Judge's Drilling Permit Orders

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit has issued a stay to block a Louisiana judge’s ruling ordering the government to take action on several pending deepwater drilling permit applications by Ensco Offshore Co. and ATP Oil & Gas Corp.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday granted a bid by the U.S. Department of the Interior to stay the orders by Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, giving no further elaboration on its decision.

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