'Heads Will Roll' If MMS Misconduct Is Found: Salazar

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT) -- “Heads will roll” if investigators determine that Minerals Management Service officials pressured scientists to be more friendly toward Big Oil, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar told U.S. senators Tuesday at a hearing on the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster.

“If someone was there that ignored that science, their heads will roll,” Salazar told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in response to allegations that agency scientists were ordered to downplay negative scenarios in environmental assessments made prior to the April explosion and sinking...
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