Marine Resources Department Asks for Feedback on Drilling

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is asking for public feedback as it reviews the state’s offshore drilling rules. It’s the next step as the state moves closer to setting the date of an offshore lease sale.

The Department of Marine Resources says it’s been asked by the Mississippi Development Authority to review the state’s offshore drilling regulations to see if they’re consistent with the Mississippi Coast Program, which it manages. Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan says the drilling rules and regulations will need to be consist with the DMR’s rules.