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

By Kevin Mooney
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.

TAGS: Bill Cassidy, Bobby Jindal, David Vitter, Gulf of Mexico, Inspector General, Interior Department, John Fleming, Moratorium, White House

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

By Kevin Mooney
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.

TAGS: British Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico, Interior Department, Ken Salazar, Michael Bromwich, Moratorium, National Federation of Independent Business, oil rigs, Sen. David Vitter

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

By Kevin Mooney
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.

TAGS: Gulf of Mexico, Heritage Foundation, Louisiana, Moratorium, oil rigs, President Obama, Sen. David Vitter

Gulf State Residents Bring Message to Capitol

By Fergus Hodgson
Victims, activists, and trade representatives join forces to oppose shut-down of Gulf oil industry Washington, DC—Promoting the tagline, “My Job Matters,” more than 50 Gulf state residents travelled to the Capitol to protest the moratorium and regulatory impediments to drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Protesters gave speeches in front of the U.S. Capitol Building,...

TAGS: dc, employment, gulf states, Moratorium, protest, save u.s. energy jobs

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