The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Associated Press02.18.11
Miller & Chevalier obtained an injunction for Ensco Offshore Company in a lawsuit challenging, among other things, the Department of the Interior's delay in issuing offshore drilling permits. Articles on the ruling appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Bloomberg quoted Adam Feinberg at the injunction hearing in January. "There has been no activity for about three months after the moratorium has been suspended," Feinberg said. None of the permits that would have been barred by the moratorium has been approved since the ban was lifted, he added.
The Associated Press also covered the January hearing. Since the government lifted its temporary ban on deepwater drilling in October, offshore operators have submitted 13 permit applications for drilling activities that were barred under the moratorium, but none have been approved, Feinberg said. "We believe there’s been a pattern of bad faith," he said.
The Wall Street Journal: "Court Orders U.S. to Decide on Drilling"
The New York Times: "Judge Tells Government to Resume Permits for Drilling"
Bloomberg: "Ensco Wants U.S. Ordered to Process Drilling Permits"
The Associated Press: "Lawsuit over Offshore Drilling Ban Returns to Court"