Former Department of the Interior official J. Robinson West said offshore regulation should include a more active approach to ensure disasters are avoided. Erik Milito, upstream director for the American Petroleum Institute, said API and other industry groups have formed task forces to review blowout capabilities and will submit their findings to the government. "We have assembled the world's leading experts to conduct a top-to-bottom review of offshore drilling and procedures, from operations to emergency response," he said.

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