Home > newsroom > Page
Chairman Hastings Letter to Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall Regarding Drilling Moratorium Documents and Committee's Investigation


WASHINGTON, D.C., May 10, 2012 -

Dear Ms. Kendall:

Thank you for meeting with me recently to discuss your response to the April 12, 2012 subpoena for documents related to the Office of Inspector General's ("IG") investigation into the May 27, 2010 Department of the Interior ("Department") report entitled, "Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf' ("Drilling Moratorium Report").

The moratorium - inserted into a technical safety report by political appointees during the middle of the night without any scientific justification - has caused significant economic hardship and decreased oil and gas production from the Gulf of Mexico region for which no one has been held to account.

Read the entire letter HERE.




Latest News

Washington Examiner: Opinion: The Harsh Reality of Russia's Influence on Alaska's Offshore Exploration

Guy F. Caruso, U.S. Energy Information Administration's administrator from 2002-2008. Thanks to technological advancements, like Russia's creation of the world's largest icebreaker Arktika, oil and n...... Read more

Bishop: Obama Administration’s Litigation-Prone Social Cost of Carbon Poses Wide-ranging, Dangerous Economic Impacts

Earlier this week the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the U.S. Department of Energy's application of the Social Cost of Carbon in rulemakings that govern the federal government’s evaluation o...... Read more

Restoring Regulatory Sanity: Bishop and Upton Request Information on EPA’s Financial Assurance Regulatory Program

Concerned with increased costs from unnecessary regulations, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today sent a letter ...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events