BP Oil Spill Reports

The Committee on Energy and Commerce has held 9 hearings into the chain of events that caused the BP oil spill disaster and it’s impacts on the Gulf Coast.

Read Chairman Waxman’s Statement on the BP Oil Spill Report.

Full text of the most recent hearings are available on the Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Environment web page.    As a legislative response, the Committee also crafted the Blowout Prevention Act of 2010 to establish new federal regulatory requirements to prevent future spills from oil and gas wells as well as proposed amendments to the House of Representatives’  Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources (CLEAR) act.

Find full text of the original CLEAR act as well as the amended act in Gleeson’s Government Documents collection:

H.R. 3534, “the Consolidated Land, Energy, and Aquatic Resources Act of 2009″ (parts 1 and 2)

Proposed amendments to H.R. 3534 to provide greater efficiencies, transparency, returns, and accountability.

The Energy and Commerce Committee also has a Youtube account if you would like to see video of the hearings.

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