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Claire B. Rubin has 38 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Once again, we are getting the message that a series of Risky Decisions Led to Oil Spill. July 25, Wash. Post. [picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9433763″ src=”http://view.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9433763/house-energy-committee/house-energy-committee.jpg?size=500&imageId=9433763″ width=”234″ height=”153″ /] The calamity, the evidence now suggests, was not an accident in … Continue reading
Is this disaster response or a political response? See article on July 25 on Politico. White House dispatches Florida team to contain spill’s political backlash [picapp align=”left” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9409137″ src=”http://view1.picapp.com/pictures.photo/image/9409137/first-lady-michelle-obama/first-lady-michelle-obama.jpg?size=500&imageId=9409137″ width=”234″ height=”127″ /] The White House has quietly launched an effort … Continue reading
No wonder no one trusts anyone. Here are two examples of problems: one with local public officials and the second with scientists in connection with BP. Tension Among Officials Grows as Storm Nears, NYT, July 24. The complicated job of … Continue reading
Lessons Learned or Not, NYT, July 19. See some useful commentary on this article on the HLSwatch blog on July 21. Looks like some signs of learning from experience. Oil Majors Building Disaster-Response System, NYTimes July 21.[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=bp+oil+spill&iid=9433760″ … Continue reading