Lawmakers Grill MMS Head Over Post-Spill Reforms

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday grilled the acting head of the Minerals Management Service, questioning whether the agency is doing its job to ensure the safety of offshore drilling operations.

During an oversight hearing by the subcommittee on energy and mineral resources, lawmakers closely questioned Bob Abbey, acting director of the MMS, about the changes the organization has made since the April 20 accident.

Abbey said the agency had been identifying new requirements to be...
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