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U.S. Offshore Drilling Faces New Rules This Year, Salazar Says

The U.S. Interior Department plans to issue additional rules on the safety of offshore drilling, Secretary Ken Salazar said.

The rules, to be proposed this year, will require blowout preventers deemed more reliable than units now used by the

industry, he told reporters in Washington today.

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