This editorial will appear in Friday’s print edition.
A follow-up progress report by the presidential commission that investigated the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill couldn’t be more timely – or distressing.
It came out Tuesday, just days ahead of today’s second anniversary of the catastrophe that killed 11 workers, released almost 5 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and created economic havoc for coastal fishing and tourism industries from Louisiana to Florida.
The report has little good news – especially for the families and loved ones of the dead men and for anyone who works on offshore oil rigs. The lessons of the Deepwater Horizon seem to have been quickly forgotten, and not enough steps have been taken that might avert a similar disaster from taking place in the future. Read more »