Obama Names BP Oil Spill Investigation Panel

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 3:32 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama has chosen five environmental experts to investigate the causes of the ongoing BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as any regulatory lapses that may have contributed to the catastrophe.

On Monday, the president selected the members of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, recruiting standouts from the scientific, legal and environmental communities.

Obama announced the appointments of Frances G. Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Donald Boesch, president of...
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