A federal agency known as the Mineral Management Service, or MMS, has faced scrutiny as of late after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf. The agency falls under the Department of Interior, headed by former Colorado Senator, Democrat Ken Salazar. But, this isn’t the first time MMS has come under fire. High Country News producer Cally Carswell recently sat down with the magazine’s outgoing editor Jonathan Thompson to talk about the agency.

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