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May 14, 2010 4:17 PM by Melissa Canone

Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Review of Environmental Procedures For Offshore Drilling
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Friday the review is part of
the administration's efforts to tighten oversight of the minerals
agency following the catastrophic Gulf Coast oil spill.
The review will focus on whether the agency is following all
environmental laws before issuing permits for offshore oil and gas
development.
The announcement comes as President Barack Obama pledged to end
a "cozy relationship" between the oil industry and federal
regulators that he said had existed for years and into his own
administration.

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