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Government to Auction Oil Drilling Leases Despite Court

Friday, 17 Jul 2009 10:27 AM

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The Obama administration will auction off a new batch of oil-drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico next month, in spite of a court ruling this year that threw out the nation's offshore leasing plan.

The Department of the Interior will take bids for drilling on 18 million acres off Texas, reports the LA Times.

The decision comes three months after the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Circuit vacated the 2007-2012 offshore leasing program, developed under the George W. Bush administration. The plan included drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska.

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