Oil Safety Weak Two Years After BP Spill
Emulsified oil remains on, and pooled below, vegetation in Pass a Loutre, La. Image shot on May 22, 2010. Captions and Photo source: NOAA.
Offshore drilling safety and oversight is still lacking two years after the massive BP oil spill sullied the US Gulf Coast, two reports released Tuesday have found.
A presidential commission tasked with investigating the spill said it was “encouraged by the progress being made” by the oil industry and regulators.
But it cautioned that “much more need to be done” to improve drilling safety and environmental protection, particularly in “frontier” areas like the Arctic…
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Oceana’s Offshore Drilling Report, 2012
Friday will mark two years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst accidental oil spill in history. One would hope that an accident like this would lead to monumental changes in safety regulations, but sadly that is not the case…