NOLA Seismic Court Extends Settlement Stay to June 4, 2020

On April, 29, 2020, the United District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted the parties stipulated motion to extend the settlement deadline in the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas seismic case. The court extended the settlement stay from May 5, 2020, to June 4, 2020. The parties’ stay motion stated in part:

“Federal Defendants have informed the parties that making the necessary revisions to the MMPA rule and securing the necessary reviews and coordination will require additional time and prevent NMFS from completing Final Action by May 5, 2020. NMFS and BOEM therefore have initiated discussions amongst the parties regarding an extension of the litigation stay beyond May 5, 2020. The Parties presently seek a 30-day extension of the litigation stay as an interim measure to allow them to continue their discussions.”

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