14 Dec '11, 5pm

Deepwater Horizon Report Highlights Unaddressed Risks of Ocean Oil Drilling

More press releases For Immediate Release, December 14, 2011 Contact: Miyoko Sakashita, (415) 632-5308 or [email protected] Deepwater Horizon Report Highlights Unaddressed Risks of Ocean Oil Drilling SAN FRANCISCO— The National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council today issued a report on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil-spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The report contained a series of recommendations and said the oil industry and government have been too focused solely on oil drilling, with inadequate attention to safety. “This report again confirms that the government was lax in its oversight role, allowing riskier and riskier oil drilling without safety tests or accurate reporting of accidents,” said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity, which has filed a number of lawsuits to help wildlife and communit...

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