Perry is calling for a moratorium on all new regulations “to get America working again.”
But Landrieu says the White House moratorium on deepwater offshore drilling is a huge mistake.
Mann claims the decision to lift the moratorium was made by medical professionals working with PASS and not by the FSC.
1875, originally a legal term for "authorization to a debtor to postpone payment," from neuter of Late Latin moratorius "tending to delay," from Latin morari "to delay," from mora "pause, delay," from PIE *mere- "to hinder, delay." The word didn't come out of italics until 1914. General sense of "a postponement, deliberate temporary suspension" is first recorded 1932. Related: Moratorial.
A period of delay agreed to by parties to a dispute or parties who are negotiating. A moratorium may also be an authorized delay in the repayment of a loan, especially by a nation (as in a moratorium on war debts).