Secretary Salazar Issues New Suspensions to Guide Safe Pause on Deepwater Drilling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today directed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) to issue new suspensions of deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), saying a pause is needed to ensure that oil and gas companies first implement adequate safety measures to reduce the risks associated with deepwater drilling operations and are prepared for blowouts and oil spills.

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Top Administration Officials Hold America's Great Outdoors Listening Session in L.A.

LOS ANGELES — Today, Top Obama Administration officials held a listening session in Los Angeles under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative to hear the public's ideas for building a 21st century conservation and recreation agenda and reconnecting Americans with the outdoors.

The listening session was one of a series the Administration is conducting as part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative to promote and support innovative, community-based conservation efforts and to reconnect Americans with the great outdoors.

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