WATCHING WASHINGTON THE NEW MMS DIRECTOR

With Patrick Crow Like his predecessors, the new Minerals Management Service director wants to strike a steady balance between the need for offshore drilling and the need for environmental protection. Scott Sewell told reporters last week, "I'd like to take some of the emotionalism and politics out and try to focus as much as possible on science, technology, biology, and environmental concerns as we can." Sewell, 37, has credentials to manage MMS, the federal agency that oversees Outer

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