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

Bishop: Obama Administration’s Final Species Petition Regulations Demonstrate Need for ESA Reform

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced final revisions to regulations governing the petition process under the Endangered Species Act (...... Read more

Bishop: Native Hawaiian Rule is Unconstitutional

Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued the final rule to create a Native Hawaiian government. The rule, which is highly disputed and raises difficult constitutional issues, includes new adm...... Read more

Bishop: Obama Administration is Exploiting Native Americans to Advance Their Extreme Environmental Agenda

Today, the U.S. Departments of the Army, the Interior and Justice invited tribal leaders to participate in government-to-government consultations on infrastructure permitting. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-U...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

Field Hearing on Tribal Prosperity and Self-Determination through Energy Development
Committee on Natural Resources | 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501
View All Events