Inspector general finds it was altered to imply it was peer reviewed White House altered report justifying drilling ban - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com WASHINGTON An inspector general says the White House edited a report about the administration's moratorium on offshore oil drilling to make it appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of a six-month ban on new drilling. The Interior Department's inspector general says the changes resulted "in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed." But it hadn't been. Still, the report said the administration did not violate federal rules because it had offered a formal apology and already publicly clarified the nature of the expert review. Anyone here recall big 0 coming out to apologise?