Interior Officials In GOP Crosshairs Over Drilling Ban

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 4:52 PM EDT) -- House Republicans threatened Monday to haul in several top U.S. Department of the Interior officials, including Secretary Ken Salazar’s lead adviser, to testify on the Obama administration’s 2010 offshore drilling moratorium, after the agency refused to make the bureaucrats available for interviews.

In a letter to Salazar, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the Interior Department's recalcitrance left him no choice but to hold an oversight hearing to grill at least five agency officials on a report the administration used to justify the...
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