May 25, 2010
Tomorrow, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, along with other Administration officials, will testify before our committee
on the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and oil spill. The Natural Resources Committee has responsibility for this offshore leasing spill and the natural resource damages caused by the spill.
Ranking Member Doc Hastings has repeatedly said that our immediate priority must be stopping the leak, cleaning up the oil and responding to the needs of the threatened and impacted communities.
There are, however, many tough questions that need to be answered on what happened, what went wrong and if the federal government responded appropriately. Those responsible for the spill must be held fully accountable for their actions. And we must carefully evaluate and implement common-sense solutions in order to prevent a disaster like this from happening again. These issues and many more must be thoroughly examined.
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