Industry Defends Federal Loophole for Drilling Before Packed Congressional Hearing

by Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica – June 5, 2009

“I frankly think the oil and gas companies have been running a scare campaign,” Colo. Representative Diana DeGette, a co-sponsor of the bill along with Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Jared Polis (D-Co) , said after the hearing. “I don’t know if the oil and gas industry doesn’t understand the bill or if they are intentionally misrepresenting the bill.” Read more

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