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Pombo Operatives in Interior Department
The Hill reports that two staffers who work for the Department of Interior have spent almost three years pushing Rep. Richard Pombo's agenda, including controversial provisions for off shore drilling and selling off public lands. Problem is, there are laws designed to keep the government's branches separate, including one that limits this kind of crossover to one year. Complicating things, the member of Congress who approved the extension of these two staffers' tenure on Pombo's Resources Committee is Ohio Congressman, Bob Ney one of Jack Abramoff's best friends in Congress. FYI, Abramoff's history with the Bush Dept. of Interior going back to 2000 is blogged here. Find out about one of Pombo's worst schemes here.