Reorganization of the Minerals Management Service in the Aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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This report provides background and context on the origins of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the Department of the Interior (DOI). The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill refocused attention on MMS, which had previously endured management challenges. The report also discusses Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar's handling of conflicts within MMS, potential congressional options regarding MMS reorganization, historical examples of similar reorganization efforts, and information on related legislative initiatives.

Creator(s): Hogue, Henry B.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: November 10, 2010
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Hogue, Henry B.

Analyst in American National Government

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: November 10, 2010
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United States
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This report provides background and context on the origins of the Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the Department of the Interior (DOI). The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill refocused attention on MMS, which had previously endured management challenges. The report also discusses Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar's handling of conflicts within MMS, potential congressional options regarding MMS reorganization, historical examples of similar reorganization efforts, and information on related legislative initiatives.

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31 pages.

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Keyword(s): Gulf of Mexico
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
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