White House Drilling Ban Edits Muddied Support: DOI

Law360, New York (November 10, 2010, 3:00 PM EST) -- White House edits to the executive summary of the U.S. Department of the Interior report announcing the now-lifted drilling ban in the Gulf of Mexico gave the false impression that the blanket moratorium was reviewed by scientists, according to a recent investigation by the DOI's inspector general.

While the summary, which went through extensive edits and reviews by agency and White House staffers, could have been worded more clearly, the error did not definitively constitute a violation of the Information Quality Act, which is designed to...
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