Ousted Drilling Chief Warns U.S. at Risk of Another Oil Spill
Posted on Apr 21, 2014
Four years after the explosion of BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig killed 11 workers and pumped 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, the EPA has lifted a ban that excluded the company from new federal contracts. S. Elizabeth Birnbaum, who was director of the Minerals Management Service at the time of the disaster and was forced out soon afterward, tells “Democracy Now!” on Monday that another catastrophe is a real possibility.
Host Amy Goodman asked Birnbaum to talk about the “blowouts or the offshore wells that have lost control several times just in the last year.” Birnbaum responded:
Hear more from Birnbaum below.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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