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25 April 2017 12:46 (South Africa)

Obama administration goes to court to get drilling ban reinstated

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The US government will be in Court on Thursday afternoon - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, to be precise - seeking to have Judge Martin Feldman's ruling against the six-month moratorium on deep sea drilling overturned. The ban, which stipulates the suspension of drilling below 500 feet, was imposed by the Obama administration in the wake of the BP oil spill the in the Gulf of Mexico. Read more: Reuters

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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