House GOP Says Interior Is Stonewalling Drilling Ban Inquiry

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 6:44 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Tuesday accused the White House of throwing roadblocks before their investigation into a six-month offshore drilling moratorium following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, saying Obama administration officials have withheld documents, refused on-the-record interviews and are resisting calls to testify before Congress.

An announcement from GOP members of the Natural Resources Committee said the U.S. Interior Department has refused to confirm the appearance of five witnesses at a Wednesday hearing intended to examine the circumstances surrounding the drilling halt that was imposed in May...
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