DOINews: Deepwater Horizon Update - 5/2/2010

Last edited 09/29/2021

Update: Further information on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill resource page.


Release: Robert, La. -- As part of the federal government's coordinated oversight and support of BP's response to its spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Department of the Interior will establish a new Outer Continental Shelf Safety Board, conduct a full review of offshore drilling safety and technology issues, and further tighten oversight of industry equipment testing Ken Salazar announced today.

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Advisory: WASHINGTON—Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano, Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will travel to the Gulf Coast on Friday at the request of President Obama to inspect ongoing operations dedicated to minimizing environmental risks in the areas affected by leaking oil—part of their continued oversight and emphasis on interagency coordination in response to the BP Oil Spill. Learn more.


Release: Salazar and Napolitano Launch Full Investigation of Deepwater Horizon Incident in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Department of the Interior and the Minerals Management Service are supporting the U.S. Coast Guard in the response to an April 20 incident in the US Gulf of Mexico involving the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon. For updates, visit

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