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Michael Bromwich

BP Faces More Oil Spill Citations

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.28.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says BP and two other companies are likely to face new citations for alleged safety and environmental violation...

Government Oversight Committee Demands Economic Considerations for Gulf Safety Regs

Jerry Cope | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

It is misguided at best and counter to any reasonable concept of independently established regulatory protection to factor economic considerations into the formula for safety regulations.

Lucia Graves

Administration's Top Drilling Official Spars With House GOP Over Gulf Oil Spill Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department's Michael Bromwich on Thursday pushed back against GOP lawmakers who denounced the administration for its respon...

U.S. Approves First Deepwater Drilling Permit In Gulf Since BP Spill

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW YORK — The U.S. has approved the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since BP's massive oil spill. The Bureau of Ocean Ener...

Drilling Permits Withheld Until Big Oil Proves It Could Contain Another Blowout

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ATLANTA — Deepwater permits in the Gulf of Mexico have been withheld largely because the industry is unable to prove it could contain another ma...

Offshore Drilling Chief Wants Higher Fines For Violations

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering ways to increase civil penalties for companies that violate rules for offshore drilling, a ...

Report: Obama Should Increase Offshore Drilling Inspectors And Stiffen Penalties

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration should sharply increase the number of offshore drilling inspectors, conduct more surprise inspections and ...

Feds Will Begin Surprise Oil Rig Inspections

Yahoo! News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. offshore drilling agency will begin conducting surprise inspections on oil rigs as part of a new aggressive enforcement effort adopted by the...

Michael Bromwich Named To Head Minerals Management Service

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has selected a former federal prosecutor to take over the troubled government agency that oversees oil and g...