Louisiana Energy Leader Describes Obama Administration as Hostile

By Kevin Mooney
If the Obama Administration actually favored increased production in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be happening Don Briggs, president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) told audience members at luncheon held in New Orleans. "Louisiana is the Aorta of America," he said in his talk. But a change in Administration is needed.

TAGS: British Petroleum, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Don Briggs, Gulf of Mexico, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), Michael Bromwich, Obama Administration, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE)

Vitter Challenges Obama Administration on the Number of Oil Drilling Permits

By Kevin Mooney
Sen. David Vitter has called out top Obama Administration officials for misleading the public and members of Congress on the actual number of offshore oil drilling permits. A recent motion from the Department of Justice includes numbers that tell a much different story than what has been communicated in congressional testimony.

TAGS: David Vitter, Department of Justice, Interior Department, Ken Salazar, Michael Bromwich, Obama Administration, oil drilling, Permits