AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP’s Conathan on Reforms Still Needed 2 Years After BP Oil Spill

Washington, D.C. — Two years ago today an explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico took 11 lives and spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf. CAP’s Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy, will be available for comment on the spill’s continued effect on the ecosystem and Gulf economy, measures that Congress and the Obama administration must take to strengthen offshore drilling safety and oversight in the Gulf, and the likelihood that offshore drilling will expand into the Arctic Ocean as soon as July 2012.

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To speak with Michael Conathan, please contact Christina DiPasquale at 202.481.8181 or cdipasquale@americanprogress.org.