Gulf Oil Spill: New Drilling Projects Move Forward Despite Moratorium

07/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • IAN URBINA The New York Times

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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