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Director of federal drilling safety oversight in Gulf calls it quits

Chris Oynes, appointed during the Bush administration to oversee offshore energy oversight at the Mineral Management Service (MMS), has quit. “After 35 years of service,” an MMS employee told AFP, Oynes plans to announce his retirement soon, leaving behind a career forever tarnished by a photo of him presenting Transocean,…

Gulf oil spill ‘tiny’ compared to ‘very big ocean’: BP boss

BP chief executive Tony Hayward claims that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is relatively ‘tiny’ but admits that his job is at risk over the incident blamed on his company. Hayward told Friday’s Guardian newspaper that the leaked oil and the estimated 400,000 gallons of dispersant that BP had…

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