Gulf Spill Spawns Fears Of Slapdash Rulemaking

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT) -- With BP PLC's Deepwater Horizon well dumping more oil into the ocean every two days than was spilled in the previous decade, one thing is clear: The rules for offshore drilling will change. The question, though, is to what extent, and whether the clamor for quick action will lead to slapdash rulemaking.

“You are not going to turn off the lights of this country or the economy by shutting it all down,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told a combative Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., at...
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