Salazar And Far-Reaching Changes At BOEMRE

Law360, New York (September 15, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Since 1982, the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior has managed the nation’s oil, natural gas and other mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf and collected, accounted for and disbursed revenues from federal offshore mineral leases. Over the last several months, however, Secretary of the Interior Kenneth Salazar and the MMS have been the focus of intense public attention. The secretary, MMS and its successor agency have responded to this scrutiny by taking several far-reaching actions.

Organizational Changes

Since the spring,...
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