Sen. Hutchison: Further Bureaucratic Delays Will Put Thousands of Energy Jobs at Risk

U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas’ senior senator, today cautioned against putting American energy jobs at risk through new layers of bureaucracy recommended in the National Oil Spill Commission’s report on the BP oil spill. Senator Hutchison expressed her appreciation for the Oil Spill Commission’s work to learn from the April 20, 2010, incident and resulting oil spill and acknowledged the need to fix the problems identified, but stressed that further delays to permit applications would result in another de facto moratorium on safe drilling.