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Oil firms challenge US drilling ban
Companies launch legal challenge against moratorium on new deep water drilling.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2010 01:06 GMT

The six-month moratorium on new deep water oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is facing a legal challenge, despite the fact that oil continues to gush from a ruptured undersea well.

More than a dozen companies involved in offshore drilling operations have launched a lawsuit that would reverse the Obama administration's ban.

Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from New Orleans.

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