MMS Overhaul Bill Glides Through Energy Committee

Law360, New York (July 1, 2010, 11:44 AM EDT) -- A bill to reform offshore drilling regulation and split the Minerals Management Service into at least two bureaus sailed through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in a unanimous vote Wednesday and is now ready for consideration by the full Senate.

The Outer Continental Shelf Reform Act, or S. 3516, a bipartisan effort spurred by the massive BP PLC oil spill now in its third month, proposes a restructuring of the MMS to separate its revenue and royalty collection activities from its leasing, environmental protection...
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