Teapot Dome

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a government scandal involving a former United States Navy oil reserve in Wyoming that was secretly leased to a private oil company in 1921

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Mark See, Chairman and CEO of Laredo Oil, stated, "We view the Teapot Dome Oilfield as a good strategic fit as the purchase is aligned with SORC's core strategy of acquiring and re-developing mature domestic oil fields.
While it is doubtful that Fall meant the acceptance of bribes as among those "compensations," he eventually did lease the Teapot Dome reserves to two oil men and received "loans" of about $100,000.
The Teapot Dome Scandal describes how oilmen received oil reserves in Wyoming set aside for the U.
Liberty Tower was once home to the Sinclair Oil Company, a major player in the Teapot Dome Scandal that would forever link the Presidency of Warren G.
Of course, looking back on history, even Enron's high-velocity Teapot Dome pales compared to the awesome, multidecade ElfAquitaine scandal in Europe.
It got into more trouble when k tried to cover up the Teapot Dome ,scandals of the Harding administration by trying to intimidate administration critics.
They have always bought telephones, rather than rent them from AT & T We have always been able to reproduce DNA in the laboratory Wars begin and end quickly; peace-keeping missions go on forever There have always been ATM machines We have always been able to receive television signals by direct broadcast satellite Watergate is as relevant to their lives as the Teapot Dome scandal Toyotas and Hondas have always been made in the United States There has always been a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
The project will be managed by DOE's Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC), which operates the Teapot Dome oil field.
From the belching smokestacks on the East Coast to the freshly cut healthy forests on the West Coast to the ruined grasslands in the methane gas fields of Wyoming, President Bush's appointments and policies make President Harding's Teapot Dome scandal look like a tempest in a teapot.
Harding, whose administration had been rocked by the Teapot Dome and other scandals involving improper contracts with private businessmen.
Unger acknowledges the pivotal part that La Follette played in exposing the Teapot Dome scandal, and she wraps up the biography with a look at La Follette's failed Presidential effort in 1924.
One of the greatest political scandals of our century, the Teapot Dome, is reduced to cocktail conversation.
But Warren Harding had the misfortune to die at the wrong moment - immediately prior to the exposure of the Teapot Dome scandal - and thus was unable to defend himself against a mob of debunkers.
What you will find is this: Perhaps more than at any time since the 1929 Teapot Dome scandal, grassroots America is absolutely fed up with official Washington, its air of arrogance, and its wasteful ways.
Wolfe constructed his scenario after studying the plant fossils within a layered sequence of rocks at Teapot Dome, a site dating to the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary - the time some 65 million years ago went the last remaining dinosaurs and a number of other animal and plant species died off.