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Trump Weighing Combining Agencies Separated After Gulf Spill, Sources Say

  • Bureaus overseeing oil leasing and safety could be merged
  • Move could help oil companies get drill leases quicker
Photographer: Derick E. Hingle/Bloomberg
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After the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Obama administration broke the scandal-plagued federal agency that policed offshore drilling into separate bureaus.

Now the Trump administration is considering putting it back together again.