Vitter Request of IG Investigation Reveals Obama Administration Guided by Politics, Not Science on Moratorium

U.S. Sen. David Vitter today made the following comments after an Inspector General report released yesterday revealed that the Department of the Interior inappropriately manipulated a 30-day report to justify the moratorium on offshore drilling. On June 16, Vitter sent a letter to Inspector General Mary Kendall calling for an investigation of the administration’s recommendations to move forward with the moratorium amid concerns that proper protocol had not been followed.