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U.S. lifts ban on deep-water drilling

October 13, 2010

U.S. lifts ban on deep-water drilling.

Article is a little boring, just wanted to share it because of this one paragraph:

“It will clearly not going to be tomorrow and it will not be next week,” said Michael R. Bromwich, director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. “How far it will be in the future, I don’t think anybody can say.”

Raise your hands if you have even heard of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement?  Yeah, thought so.

From their website:

The Department of the Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) [without guidance, I am gonna guess it is pronounced BUMMER], is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the safe and environmentally responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.

Lets investigate the leadership shall we?

So of the three, only one has anything to do with oil by way of mineral economics.  Here is a definition:

Mineral economics is the academic discipline that investigates and promotes understanding of economic and policy issues associated with the production and use of mineral commodities.

The other is a lawyer and the third a biologist.  Nice to know where the Ocean Energy bureau’s priorities lie.  I would like to think we could have at least one actual oil man somewhere in the leadership.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 13, 2010 9:17 am

    Nice bit of research. Thanks for it. (Mineral economics promotes understanding of the economic issues of mineral use, huh? Illuminating. *rolls eyes*)

    • October 13, 2010 10:47 am

      @noone – Thank you for the compliments and the comment. I am glad you liked the post.

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