Questions on MMS's Policing of Oil Companies

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

According to a May 11 report from The Wall Street Journal, an engineer for the MMS, the agency that serves as a watchdog over the oil industry, testified Tuesday, May 12 that he didn't know the agency's own regulations for a key piece of equipment designed to prevent an explosion on an offshore rig. The testimony, given by an engineer for the U.S. Minerals Management Service, in a hearing held by the MMS itself likely will raise more questions about the agency's willingness and ability to police oil companies.

(Source: The Wall Street Journal)

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