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.
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 , once criticized by President Barack Obama for taking too long to toughen regulation of offshore oil and natural-gas drilling, said he expects to keep his job after the mid-term elections.
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.
The U.S. will review Royal Dutch Shell Plc ’s plans to explore for oil and natural gas off Alaska’s coast and take steps to increase safety on all offshore rigs, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said today.