Vitter Takes A Hostage For Big Oil

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) said that he will “block the confirmation of Rebecca Wodder as the Interior Department’s assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks until the Obama administration extends hundreds of expiring Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases for an additional year.”



“Senator Vitter’s request is perplexing, and we expect that he will lift his hold since we took action on this a month and a half ago,” Interior spokesman Adam Fetcher said by email.