Suits Take Aim At Salazar's Offshore Permitting

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 3:29 PM EDT) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has been hit with two new legal actions alleging that he allowed a BP PLC oil drilling platform to operate without critical safety documents, and that he ignored marine-mammal protection laws when approving offshore drilling operations.

The first of those lawsuits, filed Monday by consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch, asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to halt operations at BP's Atlantis oil drilling platform — which is located near the site of the...
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