BP Releases New HD Video Of Leaking Oil Well + Feds knew of Gulf spill risks in 2000

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on Jun 8, 2010

June 08, 2010 CNN

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Feds knew of Gulf spill risks in 2000, document shows

By Shashank Bengali
McClatchy
June 8, 2010

WASHINGTON — A decade ago, U.S. government regulators warned that a major deepwater oil spill could start with a fire on a drilling rig, prove hard to stop and cause extensive damage to fish eggs and wetlands because there were few good ways to capture oil underwater.

The disaster scenario — contained in a May 2000 offshore drilling plan for the Shell oil company that McClatchy has obtained — is now a grim reality in the Gulf of Mexico. Less predictably, perhaps, the author of the document was the Interior Department’s Minerals Management Service, the regulatory agency that’s come under withering criticism in the wake of the BP spill for being too cozy with industries it was supposed to be regulating.

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via Feds knew of Gulf spill risks in 2000, document shows | McClatchy

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