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At 1 PM EDT today Secretary Chu and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will convene top U.S. government scientists and key industry and stakeholder leaders to discuss how to strengthen capabilities for responding to potential blowouts of oil and gas wells on the Outer Continental Shelf.
The panel discussion will help guide reforms that are raising the bar for the oil and gas industry’s practices, inform recommendations on whether and how to lift the current deepwater drilling suspension and assist in establishing a path forward for government and industry collaboration on improving blowout containment capabilities.
You can watch the conference in its entirety (1 PM-3 PM EDT) courtesy of a webcast on the Department of the Interior’s website and we’ll have updates on the discussion once it concludes.
John Schueler is a New Media Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs.