Crimes/ Indictments/ Convictions Coming On!!
MMS occupies a pivotal position for oil, natural gas and coal companies with interests in energy exploration or development on public lands or offshore in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf. Recent actions by MMS have opened up vast tracts of the Arctic Ocean to oil and gas operations over the objections of the agency’s own scientists. Similarly, MMS has ignored the advice of its own auditors in failing to collect tens of billions of dollars from oil and gas royalties that were lost to the federal treasury.
You will find links back to these:
See the MMS Director e-mail on revolving door problems
View the Justice Department announcement on the revolving door plea deal
Look at the fast spinning revolving door at MMS
Revisit MMS suppression of its scientists on Arctic offshore leases
Examine the federal revolving door statute
At the report link above.