Washington, D.C. (AP) - Despite reforms put in place since the massive
BP oil spill, a presidential investigating panel has concluded that
the government and the oil industry still haven't done enough to
avert another catastrophic accident offshore.
The blowout and rig explosion in April that killed 11 workers
and released more than 200 million gallons of oil from the damaged
well has prompted changes in the oil industry and at the agency in
charge of offshore drilling.
But the national oil spill commission will suggest an even
greater commitment and overhaul from Congress, the administration
and oil and gas companies when it issues its final report Tuesday
to President Barack Obama.
That's according to an official who was briefed on the report
but who was not authorized to speak about it publicly.
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