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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,…

Olbermann: BP may be ‘in deep sheep dip’

As evidence of negligence in the BP oil spill continues to accumulate, legal experts are suggesting that criminal charges may be next on the horizon. “There is no question there’ll be an enforcement action,” a former head of the Justice Department’s environmental crimes section told the McClatchy Newspapers. “And, it’s…