Endnotes:

 


i Best known today as a fierce advocate for private military contractor Blackwater Worldwide

 

 


ii The Petroleum Institute gave Hagemeyer a special Certificate of Appreciation for his “outstanding service” in 2000. In 2001, he joined the Lukens group as a vice-president.

 

 


iii Smith was the MMS boss who took illegal drugs and had sex with subordinates “in consort with industry,” according to the Inspector General’s report on the goings-on at Minerals Management’s Colorado RIK office.