As oil spewed from the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pledged to keep a “boot on the neck” of BP Plc to get it to plug the leak and clean the mess. Then he halted new deepwater drilling.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar , who promised to be the “new sheriff in town” when he took over the agency that regulates offshore drilling, faces increased scrutiny of his leadership before the explosion at a BP Plc well set off the worst U.S. oil spill.
The New York City Police Department criticized a National Park Service plan to reopen the Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy battered the island in October, without screening visitors before they board ferries in Manhattan.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said “things went wrong” in Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s oil exploration off Alaska’s Arctic coast in 2012 and the company might be unable to continue its work this year.