U.S. Senate Committee Plans Oil Spill Hearing

Pensacola, FL – A U.S. Senate committee plans a hearing in the Florida Panhandle regarding recovery from the disastrous April 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
According to an announcement made by the Senate Wednesday, the committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing will be held Pensacola State College on 11th July. The committee will be chaired by Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu.
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and representatives of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the fishing industry have been scheduled to testify at the hearing.
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also known as the BP oil spill or the Gulf of Mexico oil spill) is an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico which flowed for three months in 2010. It is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the entire history of the petroleum industry. The spill stemmed from a sea floor oil gusher that resulted from the 20 April 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion. The explosion killed 11 platform workers and injured 17 others.

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