Vitter places hold on key Interior nominee over Gulf leases

08/3/2011 | Hill, The

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said he will place a hold on the nomination of Rebecca Wodder as the Department of the Interior's assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks until the department lengthens offshore-drilling leases by one year. "If these leases are allowed to expire, they will revert to the federal government, killing jobs and cutting off potential revenue from exploration and production," Vitter said.

View Full Article in:

Hill, The

Published in Brief: