On May 10, 2011, the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana (following up on a preliminary injunction from February) issued a summary judgment regarding six permit applications that required the BOEMRE to act within 30 days. With the time running out yesterday, the Justice Department settled with Ensco Offshore.
Now under the terms of the settlement agreement filed with the court's yesterday, the "defendants are to act on those of the six permit applications that are presently before the defendants no later than July 8, 2011."
The six permits referred to in the settlement are:
For more details please see our previous article "Ensco Wins Round in Federal Court" on the court battle.
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