White House will appeal ruling on drilling

White House will appeal ruling on drilling

WASHINGTON
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:57pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government will immediately appeal a U.S. judge’s ruling on Tuesday against the Obama administration’s six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Barack Obama

“The president strongly believes… that continuing to drill at these depths without knowing what happened does not make any sense, and puts the safety of those involved…and the environment in the Gulf at a danger that the president does not believe we can afford right now,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.