White House fills out commission that will examine Gulf Coast oil spill
By Mary Pat Flaherty
The White House on Monday announced more choices Monday for the bipartisan commission tasked with issuing a report within six months about the Deepwater Horizon spill and how to prevent and mitigate future oil spills.
The five nominees will work with the previously announced co-chairmen, former Florida senator and governor Bob Graham and former EPA administrator William K. Reilly.
The remaining appointees, the White House said in a statement, would be:
- National Resources Defense Council President Frances G. Beinecke;
- Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science;
- Terry D. Garcia, executive vice president for the National Geographic Society, overseeing programs in scientific field research, conservation and exploration;
- Cherry A. Murray, dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and
- Frances Ulmer, chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
The commission is modeled on ones which investigated the Challenger shuttle explosion and the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.
Mary Pat Flaherty
June 14, 2010; 6:38 PM ET
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