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BP Oil Spill: Regulators Watched Porn, Used Meth

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posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:30 PM

Did the Internet cause BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster? No, but porn did provide an unwelcome distraction for the regulators at the U.S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service who oversee offshore oil drilling.

Employees also attended sporting events sponsored by oil and gas production companies, and were treated to lunches and free gifts, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior's inspector general Tuesday. Two employees admitted using illegal drugs, including meth.

"We reviewed the e-mail accounts of MMS employees at the Lake Charles and New Orleans offices from 2005 to 2009. We found numerous instances of pornography and other inappropriate material on the e-mail accounts of 13 employees, six of whom have resigned. We specifically discovered 314 instances where the seven remaining employees received or forwarded pornographic images and links to Internet websites containing pornographic videos to other federal employees and individuals outside of the office using their government e-mail accounts."

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:31 PM
link corruption here!!!

Free gifts from oil/gas companies...and free hits of teeth rotting meth for all!!!!!!!!!!!

[edit on 25-5-2010 by David9176]

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:35 PM
I'm willing to bet a significant large sum of government employees watch porn, but for them to use their government emails to forward pornographic links to co-workers is a display of substantial intelligence deficits, and it actually makes the government look crappy more so than the employees for hiring such individuals.

The two accounts of drug use, a given.

This doesn't subside the lack of interest that these employees supervisors have, considering there was pieces of #ing rubber floating up through the well.

posted on May, 25 2010 @ 11:37 PM
reply to post by Revolution-2012

True, I agree the porn thing is going to happen....however taking gifts (essentially a bribe) from the very people you are supposed to be regulating is definitely NOT ok.

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