US District Martin Feldman, who struck down the six-month ban on deep-water drilling, has investments in:
- Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank;
- Ocean Energy
- Prospect Energy
- Peabody Energy
- Parker Drilling, and.... wait for it...
- yup, Halliburton!
This is according to a story listing some of the details in Feldman's financial disclosure statement.
Another big surprise: Feldman was named to the bench by Reagan.
Yet another surprise: he ruled in favor of the oil industry.
Oh, and he hangs with his BFF, Nino Scalia.