Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary, BP Oil Disaster!

This morning's Diane Rehm Show marked the one-year anniversary tomorrow of the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico (audio here). Guests were:
  • Joel Achenbach: reporter, The Washington Post; writer for Achenblog; author of "A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher."
  • Frances Beinecke: president, Natural Resources Defense Council; former member of the National Oil Spill Commission.
  • Randall Luthi: president of the National Ocean Industries Association and former director of the Minerals Management Service.
Luthi repeatedly praised the beneficial effects of the disaster as a learning experience for the industry. Investigative reporter Greg Palast suggests the industry may be somewhat learning impaired:
BP's Secret Deepwater Blowout

1 comment:

prasad said...

It was a really one of the worst disaster in the history in that sector the work really tough so many precautions have to be taken while working so past is past now the workers have to take preliminary precautions while they working then these disasters will not occur again and again.

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