Oil in the Family
Source: Gambit, Alex Woodward (8/2/11)
"One of five offshore inspectors were recused from duties due to personal ties. Where will the industry turn to find experienced employees?"
Louisiana's strong ties to the oil industry were exposed to the nation last week when the Associated Press uncovered documents showing just how cozy a relationship the state has with the industry it regulates. The AP found one of every five employees involved with offshore inspections in the Gulf of Mexico were recused from duties because of potential interactions with a friend or family member.
It raises the question: Where else would an agency turn to find employees familiar with the industry?. . .View full article