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January 6, 2011

Contact: Holly Shulman
(202) 675-6272

Oil Spill Commission’s Independent Report Critical to Understanding Dangers of Dirty Fuels

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Oil Spill Commission released a portion of its independent report on the BP oil disaster in the Gulf, shedding light on the largest oil disaster in history.  The Commission is slated to release its full report next week.

In response, Sierra Club Lands Protection Program Director Athan Manuel issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, the Commission's findings in its independent report on the systemic failures of Big Oil companies and their partners in the BP disaster come as no surprise to us.

“It is clear that without real accountability, corporate polluters will continue to make their bottom line the priority over the safety and well-being of their workers and the communities in which they work.

“This release emphasizes the importance of independent reports that will help reveal the true cost of our dirty and dangerous addiction to oil. We appreciate the Commission’s important work on this issue, and look forward to their final report next week.”


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