Skip to comments.House panel clears way for administration subpoenas on drilling
Posted on 03/28/2012 3:19:28 PM PDT by Doogle
A House Committee voted Wednesday to clear the way to subpoena the Obama administration over two separate probes -- one concerning allegations dating back to the BP spill that it misrepresented a report on the temporary offshore drilling ban.
The 23-17 vote along party lines allows GOP Rep. Doc Hastings, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, to issue the subpoenas, which will go to such agencies as the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
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One probe concerns officials rewriting coal-production regulations. The other investigation centers on an administration report on oil production following the April 2010 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast.
A panel of experts said it recommended that drilling in the Gulf resume. However, the final report from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to President Obama called for a six-month moratorium and was edited to suggest the panel's support of that recommendation.
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Ha! Ha! Ha!, Ho! Ho! Ho!, Hee! hee! hee!
This will go as far, and we will end up with as much justice, as Fast and Furious.
Ah! Tom Robbins fan?
RATS don't want to find out what happened?
More of a “I Am The Walrus” fan.
“a” should be “an.” Duh!
Even cowgirls get the blues...
“Even cowgirls get the blues...”
Didn’t the gal on “Mary Hartman! Mary Hartman1” record that song? I seem to recall that she did a good job. Or is my old ass brain mistaken?
Subpoena? Just another thing for a dem to ignore.
Yeah, I remember, she was hot and cross-eyed!
Another pipeline to nowhere.
Mary Kay Place.