Will the Latest Gulf of Mexico Spill Report Prompt Any Legislative Action?
"But now, with an already-crowded fall legislative calendar and an election year looming, political will to advance spill-response legislation appears to have waned. Indeed, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), the chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee who previously led the charge to pass comprehensive oil spill-response legislation, in his reaction to the report praised the Interior Department for making a series of offshore drilling safety reforms, but his only charge for Congress is to beef up funding for BOEMRE. "
Administration: Republican plan for offshore oversight could slow down permitting
Coast Guard: Spill in Bayou Dupont under control
Just another leak from one of the thousands of abandoned wellheads in the Gulf
Drilling off Keys to begin by December
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