Gulf Oil Spill: New Drilling Projects Move Forward Despite Moratorium

Jul 24, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- In the days since President Obama announced a moratorium on permits for drilling new offshore oil wells and a halt to a controversial type of environmental waiver that was given to the Deepwater Horizon rig, at least seven new permits for various types of drilling and five environmental waivers have been granted, according to records.

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