Cavalier BP Didn't Learn From Past Mistakes: Report

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 4:59 PM EST) -- The cavalier attitude of BP PLC officials to the inherent risks of deepwater oil drilling and the failure to learn from past mistakes were at the center of a chain of errors that led to 11 deaths and the worst U.S. oil spill in history, a new report has found.

There were also too few voices involved in critical decisions once the Macondo well began malfunctioning, which led to the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig in April, according to the interim report released Tuesday by...
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