Federal authorities have asked an appeals court to reinstate a moratorium on deep water drilling.
In a filing in the U.S. 5th Circuit, the government challenged a federal judge's ruling IE: that the Interior Department did not offer clear reasons for the six month moratorium.
A lawsuit against the moratorium was filed by Hornbeck Offshore and joined by others.
Government lawyers said in their filing that the company had not shown they would suffer permanent damage. They argued the moratorium should be reinstated while the government appeals the lower court's ruling. They are on a fishing trip for a co-operative judge. Most legal minds who reviewed this feel they will likely loose this one too. I am not in the drilling business and I know it will cause permanent damage!
The govt has no clue and they are grabbing for anything they can
A failed administration crumbling before our eyes!