Watching Government: ONRR supplies rest of story

07/25/2011
Nick SnowWashington EditorThe US House Natural Resources Committee (NRC) on July 15 heard from Michael R. Bromwich, director of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, about the ongoing reorganization of the former US Minerals Management Service. It also received what radio newscaster Paul Harvey would have called "the rest of the story."When US Interior Sec. Ken Salazar launched MMS's reorganization on May 19, 2010, one of his first steps was to move its revenue and royalty-collection responsibility out of the agency. He believed that it conflicted with MMS's other roles of leasing offshore federal oil, gas, and mineral resources. Salazar already ...
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