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Vitter Calls on White House to Account for “Scientific Misconduct” in Federal Agencies
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Vitter Calls on White House to Account for “Scientific Misconduct” in Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Interior officials manipulated and altered summary language attached to report to make it appear as though engineers endorsed the Gulf moratorium when in fact they had not, an Inspector General investigation has concluded.

Guest Commentary: BP Awarded First Gulf Permit to Drill Since Deepwater Horizon Incident
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Guest Commentary: BP Awarded First Gulf Permit to Drill Since Deepwater Horizon Incident

The long-awaited permit gives BP the green light to begin drilling a 6,034-foot exploratory well off the coast of Louisiana in BP’s prolific Kaskida Field.

20 More Oil Rigs Could Leave the Gulf Unless Permitting Is Increased
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20 More Oil Rigs Could Leave the Gulf Unless Permitting Is Increased

Up to 20 oil rigs could leave the Gulf of Mexico, in addition to the 11 that have already left, since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010. Sen. Vitter asks about the impact on small business, and the cost of green lawsuits in letter to feds.

Guest Commentary: Was the Drilling Moratorium Necessary?
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Guest Commentary: Was the Drilling Moratorium Necessary?

A year after the drilling ban was ordered, we should ask ourselves some very important questions. What was the purpose of the moratorium and was it necessary?

Ten Oil Rigs Have Exited Gulf Since Obama Moratorium Went Into Effect
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Ten Oil Rigs Have Exited Gulf Since Obama Moratorium Went Into Effect

Ten oil rigs have left the Gulf of Mexico since the Obama Administration imposed a moratorium on deepwater oil and gas drilling in May 2010 documentation from Sen. David Vitter’s (R-La.) office shows. Companies will not recommit themselves to the Gulf region until the “political uncertainty” recedes.