Tsongas Cites Frustration on Anniversary of Gulf Oil Spill Report

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell), voiced frustration that recommended reforms had not been taken following the 2010 spill that impacted the Gulf of Mexico region.

Chelmsford’s member of Congress raised concerns on Friday regarding the 2010 BP Oil Spill on the three-year anniversary of a report relating to its economic impact on the Gulf of Mexico.

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell), noted that the report gave Congress a D+ on their response to the disaster and noted that many recommended legislative reforms have still not taken place.

“Domestic oil production is at a 20 year high, and natural gas production is at an all-time high in the United States,” said Tsongas. “We should be making sure that the current oil production boom occurs in a manner that protects workers, coastal communities, and the environment.”

Tsongas is a cosponsor of the Offshore Energy Safety and Technology Improvements Act.

The bill, which was introduced referred to the House Subcommitee on Energy this week, aims to promote safer offshore drilling technologies.


Tyler Jozefowicz January 15, 2014 at 11:06 AM
From Gulf Oil spill to Minimum Wage. Sounds like I'm at a Tea Party Meeting with three people in the room talking gibberish as usual. take it over to a local right wing blog site , so the normal people here can have some peace.
Iron Mike January 15, 2014 at 11:19 AM
Why do the self-appointed statists always have to decide what is 'normal'?
Aron Levy January 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM
'Statists?' What are you, a nineteen year old Paultard? Get lost. Seriously. FreeRepublic misses you.
robbinsfarm January 16, 2014 at 02:04 PM
Another country heard from ! ! !
John Doe January 20, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Paultard?? Common people, lets leave the Town Manager out of this :-)


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