Tag Archives: MMS

Minerals Management Service – what went wrong

Feature story in today’s Wash. Post about the MMS. How the Minerals Management Service’s partnership with industry led to failure; Wash. Post, August 24. The story of how a little-known federal agency became an extension of the industry it oversaw … Continue reading

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Minerals Management Service – Gulf office scrutinized

An in-depth article about the peculiar culture in LA regarding oil drilling and the man who dominated the Gulf Office of the Mineral Management Service.  In addition to showing the failings of the MMS, the article also notes a huge … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Disaster-More Conflicts in Regulatory System

Oil spill highlights conflict-of-interest issue within investigation agency, Washington Post 7/30 David Dykes — the federal regulator now leading his agency’s investigation of the BP oil spill — has spent five years as a senior investigator and office chief enforcing … Continue reading

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Oil Spill Update – June 18

Latest news this am: Obama’s spill recovery chief will be part-time.  Yesterday, I noted his lack of experience with long-term recovery from disaster and today we learn he will keep his existing, demanding job. This appointment does not make good sense, … Continue reading

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