Here’s a preliminary report on the Department of Interior hearing today in New Orleans from Jill Witkowski of our Central Gulf Coast Chapter:

“The auditorium was filled with approximately 90% oil and gas executives. All of the local representatives commented on behalf of the project. At the portion where Salazar opened it up for comments, he only heard from two or three environmentalists–the rest were oil and gas lobbyists. I have not had a chance to speak my piece on behalf of the Surfrider Foundation, but I plan to go back to the hearing after work today.”

So, DOI heard from the oil and gas industry, but what about from the people?