Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Why (Presidential) Elections Matter

Judge blocks Obama moratorium on deep-water drilling.

From the WaPo:

A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday blocked the six-month moratorium President Obama imposed on deep-water drilling in late May, and the White House said it would appeal the decision..

U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman said he issued an injunction because the Interior Department had acted capriciously and had failed to show that the oil spill triggered by the Deepwater Horizon rig blowout in April meant that there was imminent danger linked to all deep-water drilling. By contrast, he said, the harm to the industry and region was clear and concrete.

In case your wondering, Judge Feldman is a Reagan appointee, who's been on the federal bench since 1983.

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