Doing More on the Issue of Drilling?

Thursday - 11/6/2008, 3:16pm EST

The Department of the Interior isn't doing as much as it could when it comes to encouraging drilling.

That according to the Government Accountability Office, which recently released a report (pdf) on the issue.

The congressional watchdog says one solution to the problem might be raising rental rates.

Frank Rusco is Acting Director for Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the GAO and tells us what else the GAO found and what can be done to facilitate diligent drilling development. Click to hear the interview.