Obama To Name Independent Oil Spill Panel

Law360, New York (May 18, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT) -- In response to calls for investigation, President Barack Obama will reportedly establish an independent commission on the BP PLC oil spill that will be similar to panels created in the wake of the space shuttle Challenger explosion and the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.

The panel will be announced in the next few days, the Washington Post reported late Monday, citing an unnamed administration official who also said that the independent commission would not include current or former federal officials.

Several lawmakers have been pushing...
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