Notice & Comment

Environment/Energy: BP Issues Internal Investigations Report on Deepwater Horizon Accident, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 8, BP issued its internal investigations report into the accident on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April 20. In brief, BP stated that “[t]he investigation found that no single factor caused the Macondo well tragedy. Rather, a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties led to the explosion and fire which killed 11 people and caused widespread pollution in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year.” The BP webpage on the report includes links to the executive summary, the full text of the report, presentation slides, and even a 29-minute video about the investigation.

This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and Comment blog in 2015.

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