Salazar Defends Drilling Moratorium

Law360, New York (June 9, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar on Wednesday defended the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater exploratory oil drilling before the U.S. Senate, on the heels of a Department of the Interior directive requiring increased safety measures for shallow-water drilling activities.

Salazar's testimony before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about the moratorium faced skepticism from senators — some of whom thought it would not go far enough to ensure drilling safety in light of the BP PLC oil spill, while others warned that...
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