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S. 598, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Gulf Restoration Network, Inc. v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit dismissed environmental groups' petitions challenging DOI's approval of 16 oil well exploration and development plans that were issued between March 29 and May 20, 2010, under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (...

Ensco Offshore Co. v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court ordered the Bureau of Ocean Exploration Management, Regulation, and Enforcement to act on five pending deepwater drilling permit applications within 30 days. The permit applicant met all the necessary requirements...

S. 338, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court held DOI in contempt of court for imposing a second moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the court preliminarily enjoined the agency from enforcing the agency's original moratorium....