9/9/2010

Federal offshore-drilling inspectors in the Gulf of Mexico lack the training, resources and tools they need to function effectively, a report by the Outer Continental Shelf Safety Oversight Board concluded. Erik Milito, upstream director for the American Petroleum Institute, said that while the group has yet to fully assess the report, "our industry supports an effective regulatory system that balances the need for domestic production of oil and natural gas with safety and environmental protection."

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