interior department en Interior Department fights drilling moratorium ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Federal lawyers are preparing to defend the Obama administration&#39;s moves to shut down offshore drilling in the wake of BP&#39;s oil 2010 oil spill before an appellate panel on Wednesday.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 17:47:42 +0000 The Associated Press 17410 at Central Gulf Draws Billions in Lease Bids <p>The oil and gas industry remains confident of the supplies available in the central Gulf of Mexico. The first oil and gas lease sale in that sector since the BP oil spill generated billions of dollars in bids. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 14260 at Interior Secretary Opens Gulf Lease Sale, Then Visits Business Hurt By BP Spill <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d19751e783d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d19751e783d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d19751e783d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The Interior Department is reviewing more than $700 million dollars in bids to drill in the western Gulf of Mexico. Eileen Fleming reports the cabinet secretary announced the major bids in the first sale since the BP oil spill last year, and then visited a business still reeling from the spill.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 01:33:49 +0000 Eileen Fleming 3471 at