Judge Martin Feldman, the man who just reversed the Obama administration's moratorium on offshore drilling has something interesting on his financial disclosure form:
Line 19 - Transocean. He was paid a dividend from one of the companies involved in the disaster? That seems like a conflict to me. There's also quiet a bit of other oil companies listed on there.
Think Progress supplies us with this:
Like many judges presiding in the Gulf region, Feldman owns lots of energy stocks, including Transocean, Halliburton, and two of BP’s largest U.S. private shareholders — BlackRock (7.1%) and JP Morgan Chase (28.3%). Here’s a list of Feldman’s income in 2008 (amounts listed unless under $1,000):