Deep Water Drilling Moratorium Lifted

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.

Alan Brackett
Alan Brackett is a founding member of Mouledoux, Bland, Legrand & Brackett. He practices in the fields of admiralty and maritime law, and heads the firm's Longshore and Habor Workers' Compensation Act, Defense Base Act and War Hazards Compensation Act practice group. He can be reached by telephone at 504-595-3000 or 504-648-8450 (direct), or via e-mail at abrackett@mblb.com.
Alan Brackett