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5th Circuit Won't Stay Ruling On Offshore Drilling Moratorium
Posted on 9 Jul 2010 by Samantha Drake

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) The Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 8 denied a motion to stay pending appeal of a Louisiana federal judge’s June 22 ruling enjoining the federal government’s six-month moratorium on offshore... Read More

Emerging Oil Rig Evidence Shows Lack Of Regulation
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout — a devastating sequence of equipment failures — drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry... Read More

Group Says Gulf Drilling Operations Exempted From Environmental Regulations
Posted on 10 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MOBILE, Ala. - (Mealey's) A watchdog group sued the federal government on May 17 for routinely exempting exploratory drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, including BP plc's Deepwater Horizon operation, from compliance with federal environmental... Read More

Feds Let BP Avoid Filing Blowout Plan For Gulf Oil Rig
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater Horizon project because the federal agency that regulates offshore rigs changed its rules two... Read More

Oil Rig Alarm System Partly Disabled At Time Of Blast
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

KENNER, La. - (AP) An alarm system was partially shut down the day the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and setting off the massive spill, an electronics technician who was aboard told an investigative... Read More

Judge Halts Oil, Gas Development On Chukchi Sea
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday stopped companies from developing oil and gas wells on billions of dollars in leases off Alaska's northwest coast, saying the federal government failed to follow environmental law before it sold... Read More