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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:

The commission is modeled on ones which investigated the Challenger shuttle explosion and the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  June 14, 2010; 6:38 PM ET
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Waste of time? I don't think so. There are too many people in Pennsylvania, New York, and elsewhere having trouble getting drinking water from previously clean wells after drilling for oil and gas in their area. Seems to me it's the same problem: the oil and/or gas doesn't know it's supposed to only go up the pipe,and for some reason, noone can or bothers to determine the pressure of what the rig is drilling into.A little bit of frakking and there goes the neighborhood. We'll be lucky if the relief well doesn't cause more trouble than it solves.

Posted by: pithyath | June 15, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Another classic waste of time and money. I suspect the press will be pleased since there will be something else to follow.

Posted by: gupton1 | June 15, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

I have a design that could clean up the Gulf Coast Oil spill in half the time. My design can be carrie on ships, small boats, backpacks, and carts. I just want to know who in our government to submit it to.

Posted by: ssgcec03 | June 15, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

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