House Committee Investigates Future Of Offshore Oil

Law360, New York (May 26, 2010, 6:58 PM EDT) -- During the first hearing of a seven-part oversight series by the House Committee on Natural Resources to investigate the Deepwater Horizon explosion and examine the future of America's offshore oil and gas policy, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar would not commit to putting a freeze on Outer Continental Shelf development while the causes and impacts of the crisis are being investigated.

Salazar told representatives Wednesday that he will submit a safety report on offshore drilling to President Barack Obama on Thursday and that...
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