06/14/2010 // New Orleans, Louisiana, US // TiffNews10 // News Desk
New Orleans, La. – Recently released documents have shed new light on events leading up to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the documents released on Monday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee reveal BP cut corners in the days prior to the oil rig explosion on April 20, that increased disaster risks.
Democratic Reps. Henry A. Waxman and Bart Stupak are quoted by the AP as stating of the information, “Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense. If this is what happened, BP’s carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its inhabitants, and the workers on the rig.”
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