Climate / Energy

Judge blocks Trump administration from processing permits for offshore seismic tests

The State St. Augustine Record January 18, 2019 By Stuart Leavenworth WASHINGTON A federal judge in South Carolina on Friday blocked the Trump administration from processing seismic testing permits for offshore oil drilling, a setback for the administration’s efforts to assist energy companies during the partial government shutdown. U.S. District…

Federal Judge Temporarily Shuts Down Administration’s Work on Seismic Permits. Government shutdown has at least one positive result.

Even without a new budget for the department, the Trump Administration had called employees at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) back to work.  Officials said that it was critical for BOEM to continue to process the permits from five seismic testing companies that want to airgun blast the…