Oil/Gas Executives Blast Environmentalists

Santa Fe, NM – Oil and gas industry executives meeting in New Mexico are calling for a battle against environmentalists they see as anti-development. Marathon Oil Company Vice President Steve Hinchman says it's vital to gain access to drilling in new areas and to ease restrictive regulations to increase supplies in the short term. Hinchman says the anti-development movement is increasing costs of oil and gas development, denying access to resources and hurting the industry's image.