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Drilling chief to lead investigations

By: Matthew Daly
By: Matthew Daly

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new director of a government agency that
oversees offshore drilling is creating an internal investigations team to help him improve the agency's performance.

Michael Bromwich, the new head of the Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, says the investigative team will look into allegations of misconduct and respond quickly to emerging problems.

In testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee Wednesday, Bromwich says the new unit will report directly to him and will help ensure that oil and gas companies comply with laws and regulations, as well as investigate problems within the agency itself.

A copy of his testimony was obtained by The Associated Press.

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