U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Jim Watson, the current Director of Prevention Policy and co-host of the Amver podcast, The Quarterdeck, was recently named the new Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in the U.S. Department of the Interior.
According to a press release from the Department of the Interior-
"Admiral Watson has the experience, leadership, and vision that BSEE needs to be successful in establishing and enforcing safety and environmental protections for offshore oil and gas operations," said Secretary Salazar. "Admiral Watson will bring to the job a distinguished record, a commitment to tough and fair-minded enforcement, and the determination to advance our reform agenda for the benefit of the American people and industry."
"The safe and responsible production of oil and gas from our nation's oceans is vital to our energy security," said Admiral Watson. "I look forward to leading the dedicated BSEE professionals to ensure each and every offshore operation is safe, secure, and environmentally sound."
Read the entire press release here.
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