Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Drill Ban as Oil Still Spews

BP is facing a slew of lawsuits and a criminal investigation as oil still gushes from their ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. Top Obama administration officials are also telling lawmakers in Washington that initial findings are showing definite “reckless conduct” leading up to the initial April 20th explosion. reports the latest lawsuit will most likely be by investors, specifically the New York State pension fund—these investors are angry about the drop of the BP stock price. All the while, scientists estimate the oil leak is spewing up to 60,000 barrels a day!

According to, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would soon issue a new ban on deepwater drilling off the U.S. coast that would be more flexible than the suspension overturned a day earlier by a federal judge. He would like the new ban to include: when the ban would end and that it might allow oil companies to drill in certain low-risk areas. However there was no word on when Salazar would reissue this ban.

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