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?