Tuesday, June 22, 2010

No Experience Necessary For Obama Energy Dept

The newly appointed head of MMS has no energy industry experience.

To overhaul federal oversight of offshore drilling, President Obama has turned to a Washington lawyer with a reputation for fixing broken government agencies, but little or no background with energy or environmental issues.

Michael R. Bromwich, a former federal prosecutor and inspector general for the Justice Department who is now a partner in the Washington office of a New York law firm, will head up efforts to restructure the former Minerals Management Service, Obama announced yesterday.

Got that? A lawyer was appointed for oversight of offshore drilling, not someone with actual industry experience or knowledge. Feel better now? Oh, and yes, he is a 'maxed-out' contributor to the campaign of Obama. Whatever happened to all that change we were promised in how Washington operates?

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