Salazar to Testify on Spill Next Week
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is slated to testify next week before the House Energy & Commerce Committee on “the role of the Interior Department in the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.”
The July 20 hearing is a co-production of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Look for Reps. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) to really go after Salazar and the other witnesses (two former Interior Department chiefs) on the role the former Minerals Management Service played in approving offshore drilling projects in the Gulf.
Markey and Stupak, as chairs of the energy and oversight subcommittees, have launched an investigation into the BP spill. The investigation has produced a wealth of documents, which can be found here.