Scott Angelle, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, continues his fight for the oil and gas industry. The Secretary joined The Morning Report today to give the latest with the permits in the Gulf.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The head of the federal agency that regulates offshore oil drilling says the government is not trying to slow the permitting of drilling and denies the existence of what some in the industry call a "de facto moratorium" on drilling.
7th district Congressman Charles Boustany of Lafayette, met with Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael Bromwich yesterday to discuss ongoing issues with the BOEMRE issuing new well permits in the Gulf of Mexico. Boustany spoke about this issue and others on the Morning Report.
The President of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association spent time with the hosts from the Morning Report discussing the status of drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico for both deep water and shallow water projects. Don Briggs says the news is not great.
U.S. Senator David Vitter joined the Morning Report today to talk about the latest in current events. Vitter discussed the ongoing defacto moratorium on businesses trying to get drilling permits, changes in Washington D.C. and the foreclosure mess with some U.S. banks.