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Drilling regulators have been so close to the industry they've been accepting gifts from oil and gas companies and even negotiating to go work for them. Debra Roth, attorney for Shaw Bransford and Roth, explains the revolving door and what can be done about it.
WFED's Mike Causey reports.
As the Department of Interior re-invents what used to be the Minerals and Management Service, we get an update from director Michael Bromwich on the new agencies.
The Interior Department has created a new agency to collect billions of dollars in royalties for onshore and offshore drilling. We get details from Interior's Rhea Suh.
The scandal-plagued Lakewood, Col., office of the former Minerals Management Service is closing Friday and will become the Office of Natural Resources Revenue, The Denver Post reports.
Scandalized by federal regulators who had sex with oil company executives and negotiated with them for jobs, the agency that oversees offshore drilling is imposing a first-ever ethics policy that bars inspectors from dealing with a company that employs a family member or personal friend. Attorney Debra Roth has details.
The causes of the spill remain unclear, but a number of the agency's actions have drawn fire.
Secretary says agency "no longer exists" and details new agency's responsibilities.
Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , Ken Salazar , Diane Feinstein , Lamar Alexander , Wilma Lewis , Michael Bromwich , Interior , Senate Appropriations Committee , Gulf oil spill , reorganization , Meg Beasley
The Congressman explains why he thinks she made the right choice.