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Houston maritime lawyers of Arnold & Itkin LLP say safety reforms are needed to protect offshore workers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 Houston maritime accident lawyer Kurt Arnold says the resounding message of the presidential panel investigating the BP oil spill is that another catastrophic offshore platform accident could occur unless the oil and gas industry makes significant safety reforms.
When interviewed by the BBC, the now retired BP boss Tony Hayward admitted to his companyâ€™s insufficient response to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident in the Gulf of Mexico.
The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling has found that all three primary parties involved in the environmental disaster were at least partially to blame, and that a catastrophe of this manner could happen again unless there are significant changes in the industry.
BP and eight other companies have had lawsuits brought against them for the first time by the United States for billions of dollars in damages from the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which has been labeled the worst oil disaster in US history.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced on Wednesday that the Obama administration will extend a deepwater oil-drilling ban in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast through at least 2017.
Report Justifies September Interior Dept. Drilling, Workplace Safety Rules WASHINGTON, Nov.
Maritime law attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Houstonâ€™s Arnold & Itkin LLP react to comments made during a two-day hearing being held by the presidential panel that is investigating the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 12, 2010 Houston maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin say a presidential panel is shining a light on the corporate carelessness that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and the worst offshore oil...
Officials participating in the federal government's investigation into the cause or causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and the ensuing oil spill appear to have found at least one potential culprit: faulty cement.
US officials on Friday reopened 7,000 square miles of Gulf of Mexico waters to fishing, returning the region to nearly full fishing status.
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