June 24, 2010
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman denied the motion to stay his decision issued Tuesday granting a preliminary injunction on the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling.
The administration asked Feldman to delay his decision to lift the ban until an appeals court reviewed the matter later this summer.
In his two-page decision, Feldman extended the time the federal government had to report its compliance with the injunction from 21 days to 30 days, "in light of the defendants' pending appeal."
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