May 13, 2010 8:22 PM

Congress wants to know why MMS aborted tougher drilling rules

Engineers launched their latest effort to curb the crude oil gushing from a busted underwater well in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday as lawmakers in Washington wrangled over what legislative steps to take. One question: Why in the first year of the George W. Bush administration did the government agency that oversees overshore drilling drop proposed rules to require additional controls on blowout preventers?

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