Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Chevron's Blind Faith production platform and one of Ensco's semi-submersible drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and observed operations at the facilities. Jewell commended offshore workers and operators for the "tremendous respect" that they show to federal inspectors. "I think the operators know they play an important role, and there's also an important separation. They're there to do a job," she said.

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