U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman said today that he will decide on whether to issue a preliminary injunction against the six-month deepwater drilling moratorium by noon Wednesday.
After a hearing in federal court this morning, Feldman said he hopes to have his decision ready by noon Tuesday if possible.
The hearing was part of a lawsuit seeking to lift the deepwater drilling moratorium on an expedited basis, despite an effort by the federal government for a delay until the end of July, two months into the six-month shutdown.
Feldman, “a true blue outcome-oriented judicial activist who led the law where he wanted it to go” in Katrina litigation, definitely knows where he’s going with the decision he will make in this case. Anyone doubting the outcome need only to look at his Financial Disclosure Report:
“Drill, baby, drill” takes on a whole new meaning with Martin Feldman on this case!