News Release | Environment America

Recommendations of Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs Must be Implemented

Today Oil Spill Commission Co-Chairs, former Senator Bob Graham and former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly, asked both House and Senate energy committees to legislate recommendations made by the Oil Spill Commission that investigated the causes of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill with the help of dozens of experts and industry participation. The Commission’s report, released two weeks ago, contains dozens of important recommendations for industry and the government.Mike Gravitz, Oceans Advocate of Environment America responded.

News Release | Environment America

American Petroleum Institute Report on Offshore Permitting Shows Industry Has Head in the Sand

Today, the American Petroleum Institute released a report examining the economic impact of a one or two year delay in opening new offshore drilling fields, which they say could result if the President's Oil Spill Commission’s recommendations are adopted by Congress.

News Release | Environment America

Drilling Agency Reorganization is Good But ‘No Drilling’ is Even Safer

Today Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Director, Michael Bromwich, announced a reorganization of that bureau designed to emphasize drilling safety and a new drilling safety advisory panel of experts.

News Release | Environment America

President’s Oil Spill Commission Report Reinforces Need to Protect America’s Coasts

Today President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission released its final report on the causes of the Gulf disaster with detailed recommendations for avoiding future catastrophes. Environment America and the Surfrider Foundation released the following statement. Both organizations have worked to defend America’s beaches and oceans from the expansion of offshore drilling. Mike Gravitz, Oceans Advocate of Environment America said the following:

News Release | Environment America

Spill Commission Chapter Reinforces Need for Protecting Our Coasts

This morning President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission released chapter four of their report to be released in full on January 11th.

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