Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Hearing Before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, March 16, 2011 [open pdf - 3MB]
This is the March 16, 2011 hearing on "Report to the President from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling" held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From the opening statement of Barbara Boxer: "Today, we will hear from the distinguished co-chairs of the Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and offshore drilling about their report to the President on the Deepwater Horizon disaster. This committee has previously heard testimony about the heartbreaking economic and resource damages caused by this oil spill and the need to ensure that the people whose jobs and livelihoods are impacted are made whole again. The Commission's report and its recommendations underscore the work that remains to be done to minimize the chance of another disaster like the one we witnessed last year. The report highlights the safety and environmental risks associated with offshore drilling and spotlights the systemic lapses that led to the tragic Deepwater Horizon spill. The report lays out a comprehensive set of recommendations to improve the safety of offshore drilling, to hold oil companies accountable when things go wrong, and to protect jobs, coastal communities and the environment." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bob Graham and William Reilly.
S. Hrg. 112-826; Senate Hearing 112-826
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