House Panel Threatens to Subpoena Interior Dept.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (LID) – A congressional committee has threatened to subpoena the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) over an allegedly doctored report to support the Obama administration's six-month ban on offshore drilling in 2010.

Critics allege that the DOI 30-Day Safety Report for the rewrite of the 2008 Stream Buffer Zone Rule was altered so to suggest that independent scientists supported the Obama administration's drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon incident.

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