18 Apr '11, 4pm

Frustration and Hope as Oil Drilling Regulator Remakes Itself: As the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill a...

In Sunday’s Times, we assessed the Interior Department’s progress in revamping the Minerals Management Service , the scandal-ridden agency responsible for regulating offshore oil and gas drilling and collecting royalties from oil development on public lands. The article noted that the agency has a new name (the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement), a new director (Michael R. Bromwich ) and a new focus on worker safety and environmental stewardship. It should come as no surprise that oil and gas industry executives have plenty of criticism for the new agency, now that the federal government has tried to tighten controls over offshore drilling in the wake of the disastrous BP oil spill in the gulf last April . After all, the bureau has been slow to grant permission to the industry to get back to work in the Gulf of Mexico. But many of the criticisms...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/18/frustration-and...

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