Oil industry in Wyoming had ties to Minerals Management Service
Under Cheney's Influence, Wyoming's Oil Ties Flooded MMS ProPublica, WyoFile
Wyofile and ProPublica look at the long-running link between the Minerals Management Service and the oil industry in the former vice president's home state.
In 2009, Wyoming was the largest single recipient of MMS royalties -- $957.2 million -- and former GOP lawmakers from Wyoming directed the agency throughout the Bush administration, according to Wyofile. The Minerals Management Service has been under scrutiny since 2008 for its close ties with the oil industry.
By Jennifer Jenkins |
June 2, 2010; 6:11 PM ET
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