"Panel Blames Industry and Government for BP Oil Spill"

"The presidential commission examining the causes of the BP oil spill Wednesday laid blame for the disaster on corporate mismanagement, inadequate government regulation and ultimately a lack of political will to ensure proper oversight of the oil industry as it pushed drilling rigs into ever deeper waters.

Releasing a key chapter of its final report on the April 20 explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, the commission recounted what is by now the well-known string of missteps that led to one of the world's largest offshore oil spills."

Bettina Boxall and Neela Banerjee report for the Los Angeles Times January 6, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"Key Device in Busted Gulf Well Got U.S. Ok in Just 90 Minutes" (MSNBC/Wires)

Fix to Safety Issues Stalled in GOP-Dominated Congress (Guardian)

"Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: the Real Cause Is Peak Oil" (Guardian)


"Oil Findings Boost Chance of Corp. Criminal Charge" (AP)

Friday, January 7, 2011