Oil firms challenge US drilling ban

The six-month moratorium on new deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is facing a legal challenge, despite the fact that oil continues to gush from a ruptured undersea well. More than a dozen companies involved in offshore drilling operations have launched a lawsuit that would reverse the Obama administration’s ban. Al Jazeera’s […]

New Orleans’s Landrieu Discusses Deepwater Drilling: Video

June 24 (Bloomberg) — New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu talks about the U.S. government’s moratorium on deepwater drilling. A federal judge denied a request by the government to delay an order that allows drilling to resume. (This is an excerpt of the full interview. Source: Bloomberg) Duration : 0:0:26