This needs a techie review. I am not sure this announcemnet is all that it appears to be. From the source below, it appears this is a permit to drill a bipass well around the plugs placed in the bore when the moratorium was announced. Does that allow full depth drilling:
I know nothing about drilling but it sounds like the permit is to drill around the plugged well to enable a continuance of drilling. It may have something to do with an enhanced safety procedure I guess.