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February 17, 2011

More Details Emerge on Failures Behind BP Oil Spill

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Last Thursday, the Oil Spill Commission appointed by President Obama released a second report that delves deeper into the root causes for the failure of the BP Deepwater Horizon Macondo well.  Earlier this year, the Commission released their first official report detailing the problems related to the oil disaster along with recommendations for solutions. 

This second report, that was released today, identifies crucial failures by BP, Halliburton and Transocean during the production of the Macondo well.  Highlighting the confusion and lack of communication between the companies, the report emphasizes the problems that ultimately led to the blowout. To read more about it, click here.

-- Lauren Bertolino, Sierra Club Louisiana Intern

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