Watching Government: Next steps on spills

As US President Barack Obama's commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill began its Sept. 27 hearing, it became apparent that its work was entering a new, and potentially important, phase.Much of the information has been gathered and problems are being identified, the commission's co-chairmen said. "It was clear at our meeting last month that our regulatory approach did not keep up with technology," said former Florida Gov. and US Sen. Bob Graham. "I remain concerned that science apparently does not have a place at the table," he said.Graham continued, "Just 5 years after the gulf suffered the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, many have the same questio...

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