May 18, 2010 – As BP officials dismissed growing worries about massive plumes of undersea oil, president Barack Obama called for a special probe into last month’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster.
On Monday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano went before the Senate to explain the government response to the looming economical end environmental catastrophe. Meanwhile, the top federal official in charge of regulation of offshore drilling resigned.
But senators were largely dissatisfied with the explanation they got, demanding to know how they could expand offshore drilling when the oil industry is so ill-prepared to deal with such accidents. In response, the Obama administration said it would set up an independent commission to investigate the well disaster.
Growing anger among Gulf Coast residents and the broader U.S. public over revelations that the federal government failed to properly license and inspect many of the offshore drilling and production operations overshadowed the small success in stemming the leak to date.
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