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Government Hopes New Drilling Moratorium Can Survive

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Rebuffed twice by the courts, the Obama administration is taking another crack at a moratorium on deep-water drilling, stressing new evidence of safety concerns and no longer basing the moratorium on water depth. But those who challenge the latest ban question whether it complies...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Federal Working Group Charged with Oversight of Natural Gas Production

By Sharon Flanery and Armando Benincasa President Obama has issued a new Executive Order requiring a host of federal agencies to coordinate efforts to oversee natural gas development. The new working group will be headed by White House Energy Advisor Heather Zichal, and will include representatives...