17 Dec '11, 10pm

Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

Report Partially Blames Federal Government For Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig Explosion

of last year’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion reveals the numerous failures of both industry and the federal government in the worst marine oil disaster in U.S. history. The U.S. Department of the Interior sanctioned the report, compiled by more than a dozen experts operating with the temporary group called the Committee for Analysis of Causes of the Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill to Identify Measures to Prevent Similar Accidents in the Future (The Committee). And while the experts on The Committee identified failures we’ve documented in the past - particularly the shoddy design of the well’s blowout preventer - the committee highlighted plenty of new information as well. Noting again that it was sanctioned by the federal government , it's interesting that this was one of the first reports to explicitly implicate the federal government’s irresponsibl...

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