Home > newsroom > Page
Hastings Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill


WASHINGTON, D.C., April 20, 2011 - House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill:

“This is a time to remember the eleven men who tragically lost their lives and the families who lost their loved ones. This week, the Committee travelled to Louisiana to examine the status of recovery efforts and hear about on-going challenges. The pain of this disaster has touched nearly every family, small business and community throughout the Gulf of Mexico. People and businesses along the Gulf continue to struggle and they are fighting to recover from not only the spill but the subsequent policies of the Obama Administration. However, over the past year significant progress has been made towards making American offshore drilling the safest in the world. Safety reforms have been implemented, new technology has been deployed and the Gulf is ready to get back to work to help create jobs and lower gasoline prices.”

###

Printable PDF of this document


Contact: Jill Strait, Spencer Pederson or Crystal Feldman 202-226-9019

Latest News

Letter: Members Call on Interior to Withdraw Methane Rule, Address Agency Failures Worsening Emissions

Today, House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell about the extreme reg...... Read more

Obama Administration Proposals Highlight Need for ESA Reform, Will Protect Serial Environmental Litigation

Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) published its final methodology for identifying and prioritizing species’ listings under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). House Committee on Natural Re...... Read more

Panel: Common Sense Reforms Needed to Promote Charity and Economic Growth in Clark County, NV

Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing on improving management and utilization of federal lands in and around North Las Vegas. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Crese...... Read more

View All News

Calendar

No upcoming scheduled events

View All Events