Oil firms challenge US drilling ban

Companies launch legal challenge against moratorium on new deep water drilling.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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