Gulf Drilling Moratorium Struck Down

A New Orleans federal judge has lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history.  The ruling in the case of Hornbeck Offshore Services LLC v. Salazar, 2:10-cv-01663, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans) is reported here:

The order and reasoning can be found here:

The amicus brief filed by Louisiana Governor Jindal can be found here: