Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director becomes executive director of BP oil spill fund.
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Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director becomes executive director of BP oil spill fund.

Date: August 30, 2010
By: Rebecca Stephen
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  From allegations of covering up E. Coli in the Lake of the Ozarks to dealing with oil in the Gulf, the Missouri's Department of Natural Resources Director resigns to take over BP's oil spill settlement fund. Rebecca Stephen has more from Jefferson City.
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Wrap: Missouri's Director of the Department of Natural Resources Mark Templeton resigned today to take the position of Executive Director of The Office of Independent Trustees where he will be in charge of the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Trust.

Last year Templeton was put on a two week suspension by the Missouri Governor for covering up details about E-Coli in the Lake of the Ozarks.

St. Charles County Republican Cynthia Davis says this is what you get when Democrats are running the Country.

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Description: "If they want to handle, ya know, the embarrassment of hiring somebody who has proven himself to be inept in his first duties here in Missouri then that's their choice."

Despite several attempts, Templeton did not respond to any phone calls.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

Intro:  Missouri's Department of Natural Resources Director that faced allegations of covering up E. Coli in the Lake of the Ozarks resigns to take over BP's oil spill settlement fund. Rebecca Stephen has more from Jefferson City.
RunTime:  0:48
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Missouri's Director of the Department of Natural Resources Mark Templeton resigned to be Executive Director of the Office of Independent Trustees and will oversee 20 billion dollars of gulf oil spill settlements.

Templeton was put on a two week suspension last year by the Missouri Governor after admitting failure to report details about E.Coli in the Lake of the Ozarks.

St. Charles County Republican Cynthia Davis says Templeton caught a lucky break with his new appointment.

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Description: "He's the one who had a lack of transparency. He's the one who had a slow response. So if the Barack Obama administration wants to have more of the same that's exactly what they got. Good luck."

Despite several attempts, Templeton did not respond to any phone calls.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.


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