As we reported earlier today, a Louisiana Judge threw out
President Obama's six-month moratorium on offshore drilling. Tonight, the administration is moving forward with a moratorium.AP reports
that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is issuing a NEW moratorium on deepwater drilling, despite the judge's ruling today:
Salazar pointed to indications of inadequate safety precautions by industry on deepwater wells. He said he would issue a new order in the coming days showing that a moratorium is needed.
This administration clearly has no respect for the separation of powers OR the rule of law. Just unbelievable.