Dem Senators Demand Offshore Drilling Info Before Bernhardt Confirmation

"A group of Senate Democrats are calling on the Interior Department to release more details about its anticipated offshore drilling plan prior to next week’s confirmation hearing for acting Secretary David Bernhardt.

The group of 17 Senators on Wednesday sent a letter to Bernhardt asking him to provide them a copy of the latest five-year plan currently being drafted by Interior, known as The 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program.

Bernhardt is expected to testify in front of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee next Thursday as part of his confirmation hearing. He was nominated formally by President Trump in March to replace former Interior head Ryan Zinke."

Miranda Green reports for The Hill March 20, 2019.

Source: The Hill, 03/22/2019