Oil and Water
The American Petroleum Institute today rescinded its offer to give the Smithsonian $5 million for a major exhibit hall and Web site on the world's oceans. Two leading members of the Board of Regents, including Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), indicated they would oppose accepting the gift. They said they were worried that oil-and-gas money could taint the showcase "Ocean Initiative." The dustup over the oil industry money is the latest in a series of management and spending questions The Post has documented at the world's largest museum complex.
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