GOP Presses White House To Release Ocean Policy Funding Info

Law360, Washington (August 16, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT) -- The House Natural Resources Committee chairman on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of hiding information to avoid congressional and public scrutiny for an ocean and coastal area zoning initiative that could bog down offshore drilling and renewable energy development.

In a letter to Nancy Sutley and John P. Holden, co-chairs of the National Ocean Council, Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., asked the council for documents establishing the group's legal authority to zone ocean areas as well as all membership, funding and meeting records pertaining to its regional...
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