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Change of Leadership for BP Oil Spill Response/Recovery

Allen Steps Down From Oil Spill Response, N.Y. Times, Oct. 2, 2010. Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen stepped down from his position as leader of the response and clean-up of the BP oil spill on Friday as planned, transferring … Continue reading

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Long-Term Recovery Plan issued for Gulf after BP Oil Spill

America’s Gulf Coast; A Long Term Recovery Plan after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, 130 pp. Sept.29, 2010. The report does not have a table of contents or an executive summary. The only summary I could find was the press … Continue reading

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Legal Conflicts re BP Oil Spill Disaster Plans and Response

Lawmakers Question Coordination of Federal, Local Responses to Emergencies by Rob Margetta, CQ Today, September 22, 2010 [Subscription service.] Two of the major issues that emerged in a recent House hearing on the SP Spill are ( 1) conflicts between … Continue reading

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Administrative changes needed to improve federal preparedness and response

In an article titled All Together Now, there is a discussion of the coordination needed at the federal level for disasters generally and for an oil spill in particular.  The article is subtitled: Collaboration-minded feds discover that getting agencies to … Continue reading

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Worker Safety During Oil Spill Cleanup

Rarely is adequate consideration given to the health and safety of workers engaged in cleaning up after a disaster, and the BP Oil Spill Disaster is no exception.  From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections … Continue reading

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BP’s Oil Spill Disaster Study is Criticized

It is not surprising that BP’s credibility regarding its own analysis of the causes of the disastrous oil spill has been criticized.  Soon the independent panel, created by President Obama, should be issuing their report, which hopefully will be more … Continue reading

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