Report shows close ties between rig inspectors, oil industry
By David A. Fahrenthold
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, May 25, 2010; 1:17 PM
Inspectors with the Minerals Management Service — charged with enforcing safety and environmental rules on off-shore rigs — routinely took gifts from the companies they were supposed to be policing, including hunting trips, college football tickets and meals, according to a new report.