On October 12, 2010, the Obama Administration lifted the six-month ban on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Although the ban has been lifted, there are still concerns regarding the delayed resumption of drilling activities due to new permit requirements. Media coverage of the lift can be found here: Associated Press, CNN, and Fox News. Secretary Ken Salazar’s official Decision Memorandum terminating the moratorium is here.
Deep Water Drilling Moratorium Lifted
October 12, 2010 by