JUN 02 2010

MMS Acting Director Bob Abbey

Environment, Minerals Management Service, Oil spill, Petroleum in the Environment

The new Acting Director of the Minerals Management Service (MMS), Bob Abbey, fired an environmental whistleblower, Earle Dixon, in a previous job with BLM.  Dixon had complained about lax environmental standards.  Here’s a link to the settlement with Dixon.  Let’s hope it was an aberration.  Regardless, interesting choice in the wake of the current oil spill … .

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