Elizabeth Birnbaum, director of the Minerals Management Service, in a May 18 photo. She was fired Thursday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)
Elizabeth Birnbaum, director of the Minerals Management Service, in a May 18 photo. She was fired Thursday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)
Elizabeth Birnbaum, director of the Minerals Management Service, in a May 18 photo. She was fired Thursday. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

Chief drill regulator Birnbaum sacked, as feds increase estimate of spill

May 27, 2010 11:35 AM