Murkowski Blasts BOEM Director for Tweet

abigail ross (2)The Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Abigail Hopper, said her department has met with groups and individuals who both support and oppose the drilling plan. But Murkowski said she is concerned about the agency’s impartiality in that review, pointing to a Wednesday tweet from BOEM in which Hopper posed with Alaska groups opposed to Arctic drilling.  “I looked at it and said, how do we conclude that the die has not already been cast and your agency has already decided what it is you’re going to get done?” she said.

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