"Salazar Names 2 To Oversee Agency Restructuring"

"Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday he has named two high-level officials to oversee a restructuring of an agency that oversees offshore drilling.

Salazar previously said he wants to split the Minerals Management Service in two. One agency would be charged with inspecting oil rigs, investigating oil companies and enforcing safety regulations, while the other would oversee leases for drilling and collection of billions of dollars in royalties."

Matthew Daly reports for the Associated Press May 13, 2010.

Friday, May 14, 2010