Offshore Oil Watchdog Head Defends Drilling Rules

Law360, New York (June 2, 2011, 4:02 PM EDT) -- At a contentious hearing Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour criticized new deepwater drilling regulations, while the head of the U.S. offshore drilling watchdog said the rules could prevent another disaster like the Deepwater Horizon spill.

“I think we were all sickened by the fact that for 87 days oil flowed into the Gulf,” Michael Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement told a congressional panel, adding that the bureau wants the oil industry to be...
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