I believe the management we were under was showing favoritism to the oil industry
From CNN, the Minerals Management Service, part of the Department of the Interior, is a cult of corruption. This agency manages oil, gas, minerals on federal lands.
A report, conducted by the Interior Department's inspector general and released earlier this month, found that employees at the agency received improper gifts from energy industry officials and engaged with them in illegal drug use and inappropriate sexual relations. It looked at activities at the agency from 2003 through 2006
A whistle blower lost his job and was told to not investigate why Shell Oil had raised its oil transportation costs in their contract with the Government.
Surprise, surprise and after 8 years of gutting every single agency of the federal government, just hope and pray the next President has some sense of integrity and service as well a diligence to clean up the mess left behind.