Biden Admin: Gulf Oil & Gas Permits Got Slow-Walked Because A Federal Agency Is Bad At Math

A simple math error may be the reason that drilling permits have been held up in some locations, the Biden administration has revealed.

According to a report from The Daily Caller, the administration acknowledged in a letter to industry leaders that “a mathematical error is delaying the federal offshore oil and gas program.”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) head Richard Spinrad said that permitting delays had been attributed to a miscalculation that resulted when the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) used a flawed model to measure the ecological impact of offshore drilling.

In the letter, which was addressed to National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA), Spinrad noted, “NMFS understands the concerns of industry and is working with [the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)] to expeditiously develop … revised regulations.” – READ MORE