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BP Oil Spill Update: Jackie Savitz, Pollution Campaign Director for Oceana

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Jackie Savitz, Pollution Campaign Director for Ocena. Jacqueline Savitz to the Obama Administration’s Decision to Lift the Deepwater Drilling Moratorium This is an incredibly disconcerting and unjustified move, that could open the door for the next great oil disaster. Oil spills are common. The question is not whether there will be another spill but when. While the recent BP spill occurred on a well permitted by a previous administration, and based on regulations that were not devised by the Obama administration, that will not be the case with the next spill. When the Department of Interior devised its three criteria to be met before the moratorium would be lifted, they seemed reasonable. The industry would have to demonstrate that it could prevent a spill, contain a spill and respond to a spill. But those criteria have not been satisfied and therefore, lifting the moratorium is premature. Whether new safety requirements will be sufficient and whether they will be followed are open questions. Another spill could happen tomorrow, next week or next month, and it may not be easy to contain, as we saw with the BP spill. .http://na.oceana.org Listen >>> Email us your questions for the guests to onair@sustainable1000.com, Tweet us at @sustainable1000, IM on Gtalk @ vannShane or call-in your questions or comments to (347)996-3601. Sustainable 1000 Radio is part of the eco road trip to explore 1000 stories across 48 American states in 222 days. Stop by Sustainable1000.com for hundreds of other thought provoking videos or listen to more interviews here on our Blog Talk Radio station.