Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) is urging the Obama administration to end the shallow-water component of the recently issued moratorium on oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Landrieu argues that "[t]he inspections and regulations [for shallow-water drilling] need to be different than [for] deep water." She also introduced a new bill (the RESPOND Act) that would begin revenue sharing with energy-producing Gulf states immediately. Such revenue sharing, which redirects offshore drilling royalties from the federal treasury to state coffers, has been a hot topic in recent months.