Tags: US | Gulf | Oil | Spill | Investigation

Panel Co-chair: BP Alone Did Not Cause Gulf Spill

Thursday, 02 Dec 2010 10:54 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-chair of a presidential panel investigating the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history says the disaster cannot be blamed solely on BP.

William K. Reilly, the former head of the EPA under President George H.W. Bush, pointed to three companies: well operator BP PLC, rig owner Transocean Ltd., and cement contractor Halliburton Co. He says all three made questionable decisions that contributed to the blowout.

Reilly says the perception that the well blowout was the result of one company's choices does not stand. He says the panel has conclusively established that there are larger problems with offshore drilling safety.

Reilly's remarks Thursday came at the start of two days of deliberations, the last public forum for the panel before it issues its report in January.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ferguson Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Marries

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:38 PM

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, . . .

Immigrant Groups: Many Left Behind By Obama's 'Arbitrary' Action

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 12:06 PM

Some immigrant-rights groups are sharply critical of President Obama’s executive amnesty plan, saying it leaves most ill . . .

WSJ: Farmers Urge Congress To Legalize Field Workers

Monday, 24 Nov 2014 10:32 AM

Frustrated farmers across the country are urging Congress to temporarily legalize hundreds of thousands of illegal immig . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved