Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell asked a U.S. judge to lift a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days to avoid “turning an environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe.
U.S. Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge
[QUOTE=Mr 100-ton;37484]U.S. Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge
Very good move…
The Secretary of the Interior vowed to file another moratorium with “more information”. This is far from over…
I feel for the other drilling contractors, oil companies and support business.
I hope TOI is using this time to re-evaluate some of their people and certain aspects of their management system.
[QUOTE=TxKingfisher;37539]The Secretary of the Interior vowed to file another moratorium with “more information”. This is far from over…[/QUOTE]
The only reason that the case was won, in my opinion, was the arbitrary 6 month time lime. Unfortunately, I predict a new moratorium not based on any time line. There will be no deepwater drilling with the current leak. Even if there was no moratorium, the Interior department would not give any permits because our nation’s oil response capabilities, in there entirety, are currently being used. We have no more capability. Oil companies must have response plans and there are no resources to plan. Plain and simple. The industry will have to prove, before drilling another well, that a more robust oil response capability in is place. The rest is a dog and pony show, aka the political process. As long as there is a leak - forget about spudding in. I don’t see it any other way.