Editor’s Note: Our buddy Steve Maley told us he got his heartrate up a little upon reading a piece in the Wall Street Journal last week on the challenges facing the federal government’s efforts to regulate offshore oil drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill. He asked us to publish his open letter to the authors of that piece – and of course we’re happy to do so.
I read the captioned article with great interest, and with no small amount of consternation. The article is well-written and researched, but lacking the perspective of the small operator. I’m writing this letter to offer that perspective.