"Interior Inspector General Expected To Fault Oil Spill Probe"

"Elected officials should consider imposing ethics rules on oil and gas companies that do business with the federal government, the Interior Department's acting inspector general plans to tell the House Natural Resources Committee on Thursday.

Mary L. Kendall will also tell the panel that the Minerals Management Agency, which oversees offshore oil drilling, is probing the BP oil spill in a "completely backwards" way and needs to have its culture revamped. The Washington Post obtained a copy of Kendall's prepared testimony late Wednesday."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post June 17, 2010.

Thursday, June 17, 2010