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Judge who ruled in favour of deepwater drilling has int...

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Judge who ruled in favour of deepwater drilling has interests in oil industry

Judge Martin Feldman, who ruled on Tuesday that the moratorium on deepwater drilling was unjustified, has shares in Transocean, the company that owns the oil rig that exploded off the Gulf of Mexico. The White House is set to appeal his decision, owing to the conflict of interests.  Read more: The Guardian


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