Watching Government: Questioning Macondo response

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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