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Tampa Bay Times - Congress lags on offshore drilling safety
Congress lags on offshore drilling safety
Friday, April 20, 2012
The members of the national commission that President Barack Obama appointed in the wake of the BP oil spill have performed another public service this week by calling out Congress for doing virtually nothing to make offshore drilling safer ……….

Times Picayune - Plenty to do two years after the BP oil spill
Plenty to do two years after the BP oil spill: An editorial
Friday, April 20, 2012
…..In a progress report this week, the members of President Obama’s Oil Spill Commission noted “significant improvements” in safety and environmental protection since the spill, including tighter rig regulations and better technology for responding to future spills. That’s important. But as the former commissioners noted, plenty remains to be done……..

Houston Chronicle - Editorial: Congress must respond to spill issues
Editorial: Congress must respond to spill issues
 Thursday, April 19, 2012
…We’re glad that the members of the commission recognized that recommendations are one thing; action is another. Tuesday, re-banded and re-branded as Oil Spill Commission Action, the commission’s members released a report assessing industry and government response. ………

New York Times - The Big Spill, Two Years Later
The Big Spill, Two Years Later
 Tuesday, April 17, 2012
…..But the healing from this extraordinary act of corporate carelessness is far from complete, and there is important work to be done to minimize the chances that such a disaster will happen again. ………….

USA Today - Editorial: 2 years after BP spill, lower risks
Editorial: 2 years after BP spill, lower risks
Thursday, April 19, 2012 
………And Congress has lost the resolve politicians showed after the accident. Not only have lawmakers failed to pass critical legislation to enhance drilling safety, the House approved a measure to allow offshore leasing without adequate review, earning disbelief and scorn from members of the National Oil Spill Commission that studied the spill and issued recommendations in early 2011. In a new report that gave the Obama administration a B for the changes it made to the way the oil industry is regulated, commission members gave Congress a D, and that seems charitable…….

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