For months, President Obama singled out BP for blame over the Gulf of Mexico disaster that leaked millions of barrels of oil into the ocean.
But a report from his own presidential commission last night claimed the US government should share responsibility for the environmental catastrophe.
Calling for wide-ranging reforms of the entire oil industry, the White House panel said government regulators failed woefully to keep up with the pace of technological advances in offshore drilling.
‘It is our government’s responsibility that exploration and extraction occur in ways that are beneficial to the country,’ said the commission’s co-chairman Bob Graham.
BP didn’t escape censure in the report, which said the rig explosion that killed eleven workers last April and caused the three-month oil leak was both ‘preventable’ and ‘foreseeable.’
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