Thursday, September 11, 2008

Crooked Government Officials...So What's New?

Also catching headlines in the oil patch today -- and you’ll NEVER believe this -- the government officials who handle energy royalties in the U.S. have been accused of corruption . Gasp!
The media is shocked to learn this morning that at least 13 members of the government’s Minerals Management Service are accused of accepting gifts from major energy companies, including vacations, dinners, drugs and sex. Frankly, we’re shocked that’s all they were caught doing.
“It's open season, on the idea of leasing and energy development on federal lands. There's a clique out there -- the usual suspects -- that is looking for any reason to derail the energy development process for fossil fuels. What better way to do this than to highlight how the ‘process is broken.’ OK, a few people are crooked... so that means we can't do what the energy developers want to do, right? Screw that ‘Drill, drill, drill’ stuff, eh?”

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