US Govt will issue new drilling ban if loses appeal

Thu Jul 8, 2010 3:49pm GMT

 WASHINGTON, July 8 (Reuters) - The Obama administration
will "immediately" issue a revised drilling ban if a federal
appeals court agrees with a lower court's decision to block the
government's initial six-month moratorium on drilling in deep
waters, an Interior Department official told Reuters on
  However, if the appeals court supports the
administration's initial drilling moratorium, the department
will not impose a new drilling ban, the official said.
  (Reporting by Tom Doggett; Editing by Sofina Mirza-Reid)

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