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Former top aide to Secretary Salazar joins law firm defending BP

Tom Strickland, the former chief of staff to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, has joined the law firm that is defending BP over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Strickland says he won't be working with BP or the oil spil at WilmerHale. He also will abide by a "cooling off" period that prevents him from lobbying the Interior Department on issues he worked on.

Strickland served as chief of staff from May 2009 until February 2011.

Get the Story:
Top Interior official heads to law firm representing BP on Gulf oil spill (AP 9/20)
Ex-Interior official Strickland lands job at BP's law firm (The Denver Post 9/21)

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