November 10, 2010
White House doctored moratorium recommendation
Someone in the White House office of Carol Browner, Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, changed a Department of the Interior report so that it appeared that a group of industry experts had "peer reviewed" and approved the recommendation that a drilling moratorium be imposed.
That, essentially, is the finding of a Department of the Interior Inspector General's report.
Eight experts made it very public, and very clear that they did not support the moratorium, imposed after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
The IG report says that misleading edits to the Executive Summary of the report were made in Browner's office in the White House.
You can read the IG report HERE