Thursday, May 27, 2010

Is it all her fault?

President Obama has fired the head of the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service, according to the Associated Press.

The news agency, citing unnamed sources, says Obama will announce later today that Elizabeth Birnbaum has been taken off the job. She's been head of the MMS since July 2009.

Her agency, which grants leases to oil companies and monitors offshore drilling, has come under criticism for lax oversight since the BP well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20.

What about her bosses?