BOEMRE Expects to Name Permanent Director in Next 30 Days

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

More than a year after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, there is at least one visible difference at the Alaska office of the federal agency that regulates offshore drilling. The Bureau of Ocean, Energy, Management, Regulation and Enforcement has a new acting director in its Anchorage office and expects to announce a permanent director in the next 30 days. Bigger changes are in the works for the agency. And those changes will be influenced by an Alaskan who is hoping to bring increased attention to Arctic Ocean drilling issues.

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