Oil Spill Commission Landmark Report on Gulf Disaster Proposes Urgent Reform of Industry and Government Practices to Overhaul US Offshore Drilling Safety

deepwater_recommendationsPresident Obama appointed the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Commission to investigate the causes of the Deepwater Horizon Oil disaster. The Commission found that the Deepwater Horizon disaster was foreseeable and preventable. Errors and misjudgments by three major oil drilling companies- BP, Halliburton, and Transocean – played key roles in the disaster. Government regulation was ineffective, and failed to keep pace with technology advancements in offshore drilling. (see full report)

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