National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
President Obama announced (May 22, 2010) that he has signed an executive order establishing the bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling with former two-term Florida Governor and former Senator Bob Graham and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency William K. Reilly serving as co-chairs.
The bipartisan National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling is tasked with providing recommendations on how we can prevent – and mitigate the impact of – any future spills that result from offshore drilling.
- The commission will be focused on the necessary environmental and safety precautions we must build into our regulatory framework in order to ensure an accident like this never happens again, taking into account the other investigations concerning the causes of the spill.
- The commission will have bipartisan co-chairs with a total membership of seven people. Membership will include broad and diverse representation of individuals with relevant expertise. No sitting government employees or elected officials will sit on the commission.
- The Commission’s work will be transparent and subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Commission will issue a report within six months of having been convened.
Meeting 4: Oct 13, 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
What: National Oil Spill Commissioners will deliberate on preliminary findings related to the root causes of the BP/Deepwater Horizon disaster and options to guard against and mitigate the impacts of future spills.
When – Oct. 13th from 1pm to 4:45 pm
Where – The Westin Grand hotel
2350 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Format: Interested press and members of the public will be able to watch the deliberations live from a TV-viewing room at the Westin Grand or via a webcast available on this page the day of the meeting.
Time will be made available during the meeting for presentation of public comments