Oil Spill Commission Recommendations Already Coming On Line

By: Friday January 14, 2011 12:15 pm

I mentioned back on Wednesday that the White House was considering the enactment of some of the recommendations of the Oil Spill Commission by executive order. Looks like they’re moving forward on that immediately. The Obama administration has announced the creation of an agency to focus exclusively on safety in offshore drilling and production, part [...]

With Deepwater Moratorium Expected to End, Oil Industry Sets Their Sights on Michael Bromwich

By: Monday August 30, 2010 9:00 am

The Republican co-chair of the oil spill commission wants an early end to the moratorium on deepwater drilling, citing the improved safeguards already put into place by the Interior Department. He cited the report that the Bipartisan Policy Center provided the panel last week on the moratorium. The think tank’s analysis concluded that Interior has [...]

Administration Plans to Actually Regulate Deepwater Drilling

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 10:48 am

BP has still not completed the final stages of sealing the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to worries about an oncoming storm, “pressure fears” are now playing a role. When the relief well starts pumping drilling mud and cement into the enclosure, that will create pressure, according to incident commander Adm. [...]

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