- The report concluded that BP violated federal regulations, ignored crucial warnings, was inattentive to safety, and made bad decisions during the cementing of the well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
- The Return of the BP Disaster?
Harry R. Weber and Dina Cappiello, Associated Press/Huffington Post
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Middle Ground, LA - April 19: An oil boom stretches across an oiled marsh on April 19, 2011 at Middle Ground in southern Louisiana. A year after the BP oil spill coated Gulf coast beaches and marshes, BP claims that most of the oil has been removed. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries says, however, that much of the coastal cleaning has been superficial, as the oil has seeped into the soil, killing marshes and further eroding the state's damaged Mississippi Delta ecosystem. (Photo by John Moore)
BP bears ultimate responsibility for the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, a key government panel said Wednesday (September 14) in a report that assigns more blame to the company than other investigations and could hurt its effort to fend off criminal charges and billions of dollars in penalties.
The report concluded that BP violated federal regulations, ignored crucial warnings, was inattentive to safety and made bad decisions during the cementing of the well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico.
Eleven rig workers were killed in the April 2010 explosion, and some 200 million gallons of crude spewed from the bottom of the sea.
The Return of the BP Disaster? Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera English
Oil is resurfacing again not far from the location of the BP Macondo Well off the Gulf of Mexico, 15 months on.