This fall, the division of the Department of Interior responsible for granting leases for energy exploration and production in federal waters is caught with its pants down. The agency's Inspector General finds that staffers were taking gifts, having sex and engaging in illegal drug use with employees of some of the oil companies they oversee.
As the report detailing the ethical abuses puts it: "We...discovered a culture of substance abuse and promiscuity in the...program." -- By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer
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