Kindt: BP Oil Spill One Year Later

The following press release is copied from an Illinois News Bureau email press release.

Editor’s note: One year after the most devastating offshore oil spill in U.S. history, are we any safer? In an interview with News Bureau Business and Law editor Phil Ciciora, U. of I. business and legal policy professor John W. Kindt, an expert on environmental and maritime law, examines the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

What are the chances of another oil spill on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon accident happening again?

I think the chances of another accident happening have significantly decreased. The industry has gotten the message. However, I’m not sure the Department of Interior has gotten the message, since Ken Salazar is asking for another $133 million to expand what he should already be doing