Ken Salazar

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  • U.S.: 23,000 workers affected by Gulf drilling ban

    A six-month ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico would directly put more than 9,000 people out of work and indirectly affect another 14,000 jobs, according to a memo from the nation's top drilling regulator.

  • Supervisor Wade Falany handles a rope Monday while preparing for oil-skimming operations on the deck of the Pacific Responder skimming vessel in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana. The vessel sailed from its home port in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Gulf of Mexico to assist in the containment of oil leaking from the broken Deepwater Horizon well. (Associated Press)

    Salazar puts new ban on deep-water oil drilling

    Saying oil companies still are at risk of another catastrophic spill, the Obama administration announced a new moratorium Monday on drilling in the outer continental shelf, three weeks after a judge rejected the first ban.

CHASTENED: The report by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on deep-water oil drilling, including his call for a six-month moratorium, was panned Tuesday by a federal judge as "misleading."

    Judge lifts deep-water oil-drilling moratorium

    A federal judge halted President Obama's deep-water oil drilling moratorium on Tuesday, telling the government its justification for the ban was "rather overbearing" and misled the public in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

  • BP CEO Tony Hayward, left, talks with Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 17, 2010, prior to testifying before the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee hearing on "the role of BP in the Deepwater Horizon Explosion and oil spill. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Science on drill ban questioned

    The White House says the six-month moratorium it placed on deep-water drilling is a policy decision, not a science decision -- drawing criticism from Republicans who say Obama is violating a campaign vow.

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