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  • albertia_arabia albertia_arabia Jun 22, 2010 2:08 PM Flag

    U.S. judge blocks offshore drilling ban

    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- A federal judge in Louisiana has blocked a White House moratorium on offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, according to media reports Tuesday. The judge issued a preliminary restraining order against the ban in a lawsuit filed by Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore Services. The White House reportedly said it will appeal the decision immediately.