Full Committee Oversight Hearing on “Oversight of the Actions, Independence and Accountability of the Acting Inspector General of the Department of the Interior”
On August 2, 2012, the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee had an oversight hearing on the independence and accountability of the Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General. Most of the hearing focused on the Obama Administration’s decision to include a Gulf drilling moratorium in a Departmental report. However, there were additional questions to the OIG about my scientific integrity allegation. Despite my close communication with various members of the OIG regarding my allegation, the Acting Inspector General, Mary Kendall, had little recollection of my case, and that the OIG records seem to be incomplete about my case. She did acknowledge that my allegation appears worthy of an OIG investigation. More information on the hearing can be found below. The topic is discussed at 58min and 2hr, 22min into the hearing by Congressman McClintock.