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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.




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