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Obama Failed to Clean up MMS prior to the Oil Spill

June 15, 2010 Politisite 0

The Minerals Management Service, which is charged with regulating offshore oil drilling, was a deeply troubled agency when Barack Obama inherited it from George W. Bush. Top MMS officials had been caught drinking, doing drugs and even having sex with oil-industry contacts. More prosaically, they accepted gifts from industry representatives and did favors for them. The cleanup had already begun in the last months of the Bush administration, but President […]

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MMS suspends ALL drilling permits in Gulf of Mexico – Never Mind

June 3, 2010 Politisite 0

Just one day after a permit was issued by MMS to drill 50 miles off the Gulf Coast in 115 feet of water, MMS has suspended ALL drilling in the Gulf no matter the depth of the water.  This comes as Majority leader Harry Reid says they will take up and Energy Bill in July and after President Obama said that there needs to be carbon taxes incorporated in the […]