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Chairman Hastings Correspondence with Former White House Aide Joseph Aldy Regarding Regarding Role in Producing the Gulf Drilling Moratorium Report


WASHINGTON, D.C., September 7, 2012 -

Dear Mr. Aldy:

On May 27, 2010, the Department of the Interior ("Department") issued a final report entitled "Increased Safety Measures for Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf' ("Drilling Moratorium Report") that recommended a moratorium on otlshore oil and gas drilling. The Executive Summary of the Drilling Moratorium Report incorrectly stated that peer reviewers had supported the moratorium, when in fact they had not. For more than two years, the Cornmittee on Natural Resources ("Committee") has sought answers about how the moratorium decision was made without any scientific or technical support and the Drilling Moratorium Report was edited to misrepresent the peer reviewers' work.

Read the entire letter HERE.




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