Watching Government: Questioning Macondo response

06/13/2011
Nick SnowWashington EditorThe US House Oversight and Investigations Committee strongly criticized the US Department of the Interior's response to the Macondo deepwater well blowout and accident more than a year ago in a report issued before the committee's June 2 hearing on recovery efforts in the time since.Some of the report's conclusions may reflect a Republican-controlled committee's partisan viewpoint of a Democratic administration's hurried response to a rapidly developing emergency as oil leaked from the blown out well. Others raised some strategic questions about managing federal offshore resources going forward."The mosaic of evidence presents a troubling picture: Much of th...
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