Tags: US | Gulf | Oil | Spill | Drilling | Moratorium

Judge to Hear Bid to Overturn Halt On Drilling

Monday, 21 Jun 2010 06:54 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Several oil service companies are asking a federal judge to block the Interior Department from enforcing a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in New Orleans on Hornbeck Offshore Services' bid for lifting the moratorium.

A lawsuit filed by the company claims the government arbitrarily imposed the moratorium and suspended drilling at 33 existing exploratory wells without any proof that the operations posed a threat.

Hornbeck says the moratorium could cost Louisiana thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in lost wages. Government lawyers say the company is making "alarmist and speculative" allegations about the potential economic impact of the move.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Atheist Sues After New Jersey Rejects License Plate

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:31 PM

Shannon Moran, of Maurice River Township has filed a lawsuit against the state Motor Vehicle Commission, saying it viola . . .

South Carolina Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:20 PM

A South Carolina mayor fired his 20-year veteran chief of police, who is a lesbian, reportedly declaring in a recorded p . . .

Discovery Channel Everest Jump in Doubt After Deadly Avalanche

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 22:12 PM

The Everest Jump Live special that Discovery Channel had planned for May 11 is in question following a deadly avalanch . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved