>Virginia Governor-Elect Wants No Delay in Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Auction Planned for 2011

>According to the OffshoreEnergyLawBlog.com, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell (R-VA) recently wrote to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar outlining his incoming administration’s views on offshore oil and natural gas production. In his letter, the governor-elect requested that the oil and gas lease auction planned for 2011 be held as scheduled and not be subject to additional delay.