In a court filing, regulators call the current six-month ban on deepwater drilling essential to...

|By:, SA News Editor

In a court filing, regulators call the current six-month ban on deepwater drilling essential to public safety and say the ban shouldn't be lifted. Over a dozen offshore service firms, led by Hornbeck Offshore Services (HOS), had sued the Interior Department and MMS, arguing the ban is causing irreparable economic harm.