Salazar: Offshore drilling will be safer with reforms

08/24/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar defends the federal government's implementation of a deepwater-drilling moratorium, emphasizing the need for safety improvements from oil and gas companies before activities are allowed to resume. "It's clear that some operators were taking too many gambles in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico," he writes. "Those days of big risks are over."

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