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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 […]