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Feds halt new drilling in Gulf of Mexico

The Obama administering is blocking all fresh adopted conduct in the Gulf of Mexico, a day afterwards regulators accustomed a fresh admittance for conduct in bank water.An e-mail Thursday from the Gulf Bank appointment of the Minerals Management Service says that "until added notice" no fresh conduct is actuality accustomed in the Gulf, no amount the baptize depth. A archetype of the e-mail was acquired by The Associated Press.The advertisement comes a day afterwards the minerals agency, which oversees adopted drilling, accepted a fresh conduct admittance for a armpit about 50 afar off the Louisiana coast, 115 anxiety beneath the ocean surface. Ecology groups accused the administering of ambiguous the accessible by acceptance assignment to resume in amnion up to 500 anxiety abysmal while advancement a adjournment on deepwater drilling.There is a six-month adjournment on deepwater drilling," Barkoff said in an e-mail Thursday. "Shallow-water conduct may abide as continued as oil and gas operations amuse the ecology and assurance requirements Secretary Salazar.