Scott Angelle took over as the Director of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 23. Mr. Angelle is well known to the oil and gas industry in Louisiana and to Louisiana politics. Mr. Angelle was the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) from 2004 – 2012. Prior to that, he was a petroleum landman. More recently, Mr. Angelle served as a commissioner on the Louisiana Public Service Commission (LPSC) until his recent appointment to BSEE. He also made a run for Governor of Louisiana in 2015 and served as Lieutenant Governor in 2010. Mr. Angelle was instrumental in assisting the Gulf Coast, following the Deepwater Horizon incident in 2010, by assisting in efforts to have the federal government lift the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Angelle was appointed as Director of BSEE by President Trump. Mr. Angelle will be assisting the Trump Administration in carrying out its plan to implement regulatory rollbacks for the oil and gas industry.