May 12, 2010 (Washington Post). The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it would radically overhaul the government agency that oversees offshore drilling operations, under scrutiny since the oil rig explosion in the gulf.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said he would divide the Minerals Management Service in an effort to separate its apparently conflicting missions. He planned to split the section that ensures energy companies comply with federal safety and environmental laws from the part that reaps billions in drilling royalties each year.
Read the full story here