Home > blog > Page
Platts Energy Week Interview with Chairman Doc Hastings
Posted by Neal Kirby on January 24, 2011
Chairman Doc Hastings sat down with Platts Energy Week to discuss Wednesday’s oversight hearing with the President’s National Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs William Reilly and Bob Graham. The hearing is expected to focus on the Commission’s findings into the causes of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the on-going federal response and recommendations to keep America’s offshore energy production the safest in the world.

Chairman Hastings told Platts, “This has been a long, anticipated report. I mean, obviously the American public remembers the spill and the consequences. A lot of work has gone into it. I just want to hear firsthand from them what their suggestions are. What they feel happened and what their remedies are. I think having some interaction, rather than reading reports, is probably a better way to really find out what went on.”

During the interview, Hastings also discussed several of the recommendations in the Commission’s Final Report including separating the agency formerly known as Minerals and Management Services, raising the $75 million liability cap, imposing new fees on American energy production and creating an industry-run safety institute.

Watch the full interview here:

    Post a Comment
    Fill out the fields below to submit a comment

    Latest News

    Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East

    OP-ED: Antiquities Act Abuse Heads East By Rep. Rob Bishop Some say cultural trends start on the West Coast and make their way East, but one trend moving eastward is bad news for New Englanders. In m...... Read more

    Interior Lacks Enforcement and Accountability for Unethical Behavior and Criminal Conduct

    Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on the lack of enforcement and accountably from the Obama Administration in response to a growing number of reports of...... Read more

    Bishop and Westerman Praise Senator Roberts’ Wildfire Legislation

    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, introduced S. 3085, the Emergency Wildfire and Forest Management Act of 2016. ...... Read more

    View All News

    Calendar

    Legislative Hearing on the "Innovation in Offshore Leasing Act"
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
    Legislative Hearing on H.R. 4531
    Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs |
    Oversight Hearing on "State Perspectives on BLM's Draft Planning 2.0 Rule"
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
    View All Events