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May 21, 2010 5:42 PM by Melissa Canone

Director of Minerals Management Apologizes for Cake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The director of the Minerals Management
Service in Alaska is apologizing to colleagues for having a cake at
a recent meeting with the words "Drill, Baby, Drill" on it.
In an e-mail Thursday to agency employees nationwide, Regional
Director John Goll says it was wrong and expressed regret that he
let that happen in his office.
The issue of offshore drilling has been in the public eye since
an oil rig explosion April 20 off the coast of Louisiana that
triggered a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The New York Times reported the cake was served at a staff
meeting soon after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar proposed
reorganizing the Minerals Management Service in response to the
spill.
Calls to Goll's office and the national agency office were not
immediately returned.

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