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Gulf Oil Lease Auction Draws Lawsuit Seeking to Block Drilling

December 14, 2011

Dec. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Oil-lease auctions for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico should be halted because regulators failed to adequately consider new assessments of the risks revealed in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, according to a lawsuit filed today in Washington.

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