US Approves First Gulf Deepwater Well – And BP Is Majority Owner

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 3:35 pm

The Obama Administration approved the first deepwater drilling well permit for the Gulf of Mexico, 11 months after the BP oil disaster. . . .


White House Lifts Deepwater Drilling Moratorium; Landrieu Doesn’t Lift Lew Hold

By: Tuesday October 12, 2010 4:45 pm

The White House lifted its deepwater drilling moratorium today, but Mary Landrieu still won’t lift her hold on Jack Lew.

With Deepwater Moratorium Expected to End, Oil Industry Sets Their Sights on Michael Bromwich

By: Monday August 30, 2010 4:10 pm

The Republican co-chair of the oil spill commission wants an early end to the moratorium on deepwater drilling, citing the improved safeguards already put into place by the Interior Department.

Follow Firedoglake
CSM Ads advertisement