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Department of the Interior Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs Director Christopher Mansour Letter to Chairman Hastings Regarding Documents Provided to the Committee on the 6-month Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Drilling Moratorium


WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2011 -

Dear Chairman Hastings:

The Department of the Interior is in receipt of your three letters, dated July 18, 2011, that relate to the status of several of the requests for documents and information that you have made to the Department and its bureaus during the 112th Congress.

Specifically, these letters address requests for documents and information that relate to -

  • all lawsuits currently filed or pending against the Department of the Interior and its bureaus, agencies, and offices;

  • the Office of Surface Mining, Regulation and Enforcement's ongoing Stream Protection rulemaking; and

  • the Report of Investigation on the Federal Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling issued by the Department's Office of Inspector General.

Read the entire letter HERE.




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