Oil Regulators Face Crackdown On Conflicts Of Interest

Law360, New York (September 1, 2010, 11:33 AM EDT) -- The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has rolled out several major changes to how it manages its oil regulators’ potential conflicts of interest, in response to concerns that some officials' cozy ties with the oil industry have interfered with their duties.

In a memo sent to BOEM employees Tuesday, Director Michael Bromwich laid out the framework for the policy changes, which will make it easier to force agency regulators to step aside in cases where personal or professional ties may cloud their ability...
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