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Oil, sex and drugs (not necessarily in that order)

If you missed Tyson Slocum’s appearance on the Colbert Report, you can check it out on the Colbert Nation Web site. The U.S. Department of the Interior couldn’t have provided Comedy Central parodist Stephen Colbert with better fodder. As Derek Kravitz and Mary Pat Flaherty wrote in the Washington Post, a government investigation revealed an agency out of control with employees in charge of collecting oil industry royalties accused of doing drugs and having sex with industry reps. Tyson, director of Public Citizen’s energy program, wrote about these same royalty deals in a July post titled “Another sweetheart deal for the oil companies.”