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Offshore safety agency names Scott Angelle as director

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Washington – Scott Angelle is the new director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the federal agency announced May 22. His appointment was effective May 23.

Angelle, the fourth director in BSEE’s six-year history, most recently served as vice chairman of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. He began his public service career in 1988, and his background includes eight years as secretary of the Department of Natural Resources in his native Louisiana.

“It is an exciting and challenging time for BSEE; I look forward to leading our efforts to empower the offshore oil and gas industry while ensuring safe and environmentally responsible operations,” Angelle said in a May 22 press release.

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke praised Angelle’s “wealth of experience” in assuming the role. (The Department of the Interior oversees BSEE.)

“As we set our path towards energy dominance, I am confident that Scott has the expertise, vision, and the leadership necessary to effectively enhance our program, and to promote the safe and environmentally responsible exploration, development, and production of our country’s offshore oil and gas resources,” Zinke said in the release.

Angelle replaces Brian Salerno, who was appointed in 2013 by former President Barack Obama.

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