Quotes: Judge Martin Feldman on the Oil-Drilling Moratorium

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Oil rigs off the coast of Long Beach, Calif.

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“An invalid agency decision to suspend drilling of wells in depths of over 500 feet simply cannot justify the immeasurable effect on the plaintiffs, the local economy, the Gulf region, and the critical present-day aspect of the availability of domestic energy in this country,”

— U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE MARTIN FELDMAN, on his ruling to block a six-month moratorium on new deepwater oil drilling projects (Via AP)