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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 13, 2010

After a months-long investigation, the Department of the Interior made the right decision and ended the deepwater drilling moratorium. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said it was "appropriate" to end the ban because safety measures have been strengthened and spill response capabilities have been improved. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted October 6, 2010

For months, numerous studies--such as this one from LSU professor Dr. Joseph Mason and another by Moody's Analytics--have demonstrated the significant economic impact the deepwater drilling moratorium could have on the Gulf and U.S. economies.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted September 17, 2010

Do you know the definition of piling-on? It's the phenomenon that occurs when several actions or events land on your shoulders all at once. While the weight of the pile usually isn't insurmountable, it can be challenging and often makes one wonder about the motivations of those who add to the heap. 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 18, 2010

A new Gallup poll shows Americans are divided down the middle over whether to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium. Overall, 47 percent of respondents say the ban should be lifted, while 46 percent say it should remain in place.

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 13, 2010

In a Houston Chronicle Op-Ed this week, former Interior Secretary Gale Norton spoke out against the deepwater drilling moratorium and other forces that could impede or altogether halt offshore drilling. Secretary Norton calls the moratorium an "overreaction" saying: 

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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 10, 2010

The lawsuit filed by Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. against the administration's moratorium is headed back into court. U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman, who granted a stay against the first deepwater drilling ban calling it "arbitrary and capricious," will hear the government's arguments in support of the moratorium today. 

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