Obama ‘must consider the economic consequences’ of moratorium, appointee says 

Is the Obama Administration finally seeing the light on the deep-water drilling moratorium? At least one appointee seems to get it. From E&E News:

“The man in charge of overseeing the Obama administration’s deepwater drilling moratorium says it could be lifted well before its expiration in November. “We might be able to cut short the moratorium before November 30 if that’s what the facts support,” said Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement…[H]e said that the administration does have to consider the economic consequences of the moratorium. “These decisions are not being made in a vacuum,” Bromwich said. “I have seen enough to know that people are hurting.”

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