May 3, 2011
Today, our great Gulf champion—Senator David Vitter—stepped up to challenge Michael Bromwich’s power grab. The director announced yesterday that BOEMER will expand its oversight of coastal drilling to include new regulation of oil field service firms, rig suppliers and other offshore contractors. The money quote is on page two of the Senator’s letter:
“Again, you have on multiple occasions claimed to be understaffed, yet now—despite these claims—you appear to have adequate staff to expand BOEMRE’s jurisdiction and responsibility.”
The letter follows in its entirety.