Judge wants to end moratorium
Posted on Jun 23, 2010 in BP Oil Spill, Courts
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman stated that there should be an injunction on the federal moratorium for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico during the next six months. Instead of allowing the executive branch to perform its duties with regard to environmental safety, Feldman believes that there is no focus on the human safety with regard to economic concerns. After hearing of this motion from the judge, the White House pronounced an appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, located in New Orleans. Some fear that this process will draw out, and wind up as a standstill even after the six month moratorium is finished.
With more information released about Judge Feldman, rumors that he still has investments in Transocean Ltd., the company that owns the Deepwater Horizon Rig have started to form. Considering that on his last two financial disclosure reports the company has been present, there have been many questions brought up to Feldman, but he has been unable to be reached.