Salazar Taps 2 Officials To Lead Restructure Of MMS

Law360, New York (May 14, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has tapped two high-level agency officials to oversee a restructuring of the Minerals Management Service in the wake of the deadly BP PLC oil rig blast that has led to questions over the agency's close relationship with the oil industry.

On Thursday, Salazar asked Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Rhea Suh and senior adviser Chris Henderson to manage efforts to divide the MMS into two entities to handle safety and environmental enforcement functions separately from leasing and permitting...
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