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    Appeals court rejects administration request for stay on lower court decision

    News // July 12, 2010

    Various sources report that, late last week, a US appeals court rejected the Obama administration's request to stay a lower court decision to lift the six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the wake of the BP Plc oil spill.

    The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit's decision is expected to prompt the Interior Department to quickly issue a revised moratorium order on deepwater drilling below 500ft.

     

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