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Gulf of Mexico / Oil Spill / Culprits of the Catastrophe / MMS (Part II) #967928

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
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(New Orleans: Anderson Cooper) CNN's launching of a new series on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico re-introduced. [In speech tonight, President OBAMA - says the MMS has become emblematic of a failed philosophy of regulation.]

(Clearwater, Florida: David Mattingly) The Mineral Management Service that oversees offshore oil & gas drilling examined; scenes shown from hearings; details given of a report on the MMS & the interrelationship between the agency & the oil industry. [Representative Gene TAYLOR†- raises questions.] [Former MMS director Lisa BIRNBAUM†- responds.] [Sued BP after the Texas City explosion, attorney Brent COON†- says Birnbaum failed; notes the MMS has a built-in conflict.] [Representative Darrell ISSA†, Senator Ron WYDEN†- say you can't trust MMS.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mattingly, David

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