Members of Congress say abolish Minerals Management Service

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.






  1. kt Avatar

    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. JimT Avatar

    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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