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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.  [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=oil+industry&iid=9433733″ src=”http://view2.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9433733/economic-and-environmental/economic-and-environmental.jpg?size=500&imageId=9433733″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]In addition to showing the failings of the … 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. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9156640″ src=”http://view4.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9156640/surface-skimming-for-the/surface-skimming-for-the.jpg?size=500&imageId=9156640″ width=”234″ … Continue reading

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