Agency inspectors have still been accepting oil company gifts-

Lawmakers assail Minerals Management Service. By Perry Bacon Jr., David A. Fahrenthold and Steven Mufson. Washington Post Staff Writer. The agency might be beyond the ability to be reformed.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides.

2 Responses to Members of Congress say abolish Minerals Management Service

  1. avatar kt says:

    I agree with Jeanne Shaheen!

    And until Ken Salazar is gone, and Obama shows some care about the earth doesn’t matter if MMS gets split into 13 pieces, corruption, incompetence and collusion with Industry will continue.

  2. avatar JimT says:

    It won’t happen, but an overhaul is way overdue. Perhaps split off the off shore responsibilities and transfer to NOAA,who actually deals with ocean stuff.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

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