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Reps. Hastings and Lamborn Letter to Gulf State Members Announcing Upcoming Hearings on de facto Moratorium

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 23, 2011 -

Dear Gulf State Committee Member,

In discussing the work of the Natural Resources Committee, we've heard directly from you, and other Members of Congress from the Gulf region, who are concerned over the Obama Administration's refusal to issue new shallow and deep water drilling permits in a timely, efficient manner. Indeed, the Department of the Interior has even been held in contempt by a federal judge over its failure to issue permits. It is very evident that real economic pain is being felt by families, businesses and communities in the Gulf as a result of the President's de facto moratorium. The Natural Resources Committee will be actively addressing this issue as it directly relates to our top priorities of economic growth, job creation, national security and oversight.

Read the entire letter HERE.

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