Congressional spill responses keep lobbyists busy

07/12/2010
Oil and gas lobbyists worked hard to keep up before the Independence Day recess as several congressional committees and subcommittees reviewed bills responding to the Macondo well blowout and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.Two US Senate committees cleared spill liability and offshore regulatory reform measures on June 30 as a House committee studied its own reworked regulatory bill and a subcommittee considered equipment and well design legislation but postponed markup late in the day. Another House committee approved its own spill liability bill on July 1 with two significant amendments that potentially could create problems for onshore as well as offshore operations.The inmates are run...
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