"You know the national, legally binding map of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Reserve?...
... erm, well, we seem to have lost it. Last time we saw it, it was down the back of the filing cabinet, but it seems to have gone now. We don't have any copies either. Oh dear! Oh well! We'll use this one instead. It's a bit different but the oil companies like it."
I'm in favour of the cock-up rather than the conspiracy theory, but be warned that reading this story does almost inevitably lead to a severe case of raised eyebrows.
On a totally different tack, I thought this was funny.