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2011-04-14 10:48:00

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Senator Bob Graham and William K. Reilly, Co-chairs for the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, on House Natural Resources Offshore Drilling Proposals: "Efficient, expeditious review of permitting decisions for offshore oil development is critical to meet our country's demand for transportation fuels, and that is clearly an objective of the bills under...

2011-01-26 09:46:00

Oilfield expert warns errors in report undermine safety recommendations SINGAPORE, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In anticipation of today's Senate and House hearings over the final report by President Obama's National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, oilfield operations expert Phil Rae warns that fundamental mistakes made in the panel's findings threaten to undermine efforts to ensure such a tragedy never occurs again: After $6 million...

2011-01-12 07:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), along with leaders from communities most impacted by the drilling disaster, applaud the work of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and are united in the urgent need to implement reforms. Key recommendations supported by community leaders include: The formation of a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens Advisory...

2011-01-11 10:36:00

Pew Statement on National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marilyn Heiman, director of the Pew Environment Group's offshore energy reform efforts, issued the following statement on the final report issued by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: "The United States should aspire to be the world's leader in safe drilling standards, spill prevention and response, but the commission's report...

2011-01-11 10:01:00

Commission Recommendation Echoes Mabus Report to President WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight non-profit groups today called on Congress to heed a key recommendation in the final report from the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. The recommendation is that "Congress should dedicate 80 percent of the Clean Water Act penalties to long-term restoration of the Gulf of Mexico" (see page 280 of report). Last...

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2011-01-06 09:25:00

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. An excerpt of the commission's final report, which is scheduled to be delivered to President Barack Obama next week, was released to the media and posted on the organization's official...

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2010-10-29 06:35:00

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. In a letter sent to members of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, including Co-chairmen Bob Graham and William K. Reilly, Oil Spill Commission (OSC) chief counsel Fred Bartlit wrote that only one out of four preliminary tests...

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2010-10-07 10:20:00

An investigative team set up to look into the Obama administration's handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill found that federal officials "created the impression that it was either not fully competent to handle the spill or not fully candid with the American people about the scope of the problem." The strongly-worded critiques were presented in a quartet of "working papers" released by the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling on Wednesday, and do...

2010-06-23 17:54:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 5481, which provides the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling with subpoena power. The House passed the bill by a vote of 420 to 1. "Today's action by the House to provide the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling with subpoena power will help ensure a complete and...


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