More on BP Oil Spill
Washington, D.C. -- Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today requested more information from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regarding the agency’s efforts to protect the health of cleanup workers at BP oil spill sites. In her letter to OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels, a full copy of which follows, Rep. Maloney asks what the agency is doing to make sure that cleanup workers are using respirators and other protective gear, particularly in hot and humid weather; whether OSHA’s team of 25 safety inspectors is sufficient to cover the entire oil spill area; and whether the agency has set up a “1-800” number or other mechanism for workers to report safety concerns.
WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) today made the following statement on the House floor in support of HR 5481: Madam Speaker, I rise in strong support of HR 5481, granting Subpoena Power to the Commission Investigating the BP Oil Spill. Last month, President Obama established the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, a panel that will be vital to investigating the disaster and assuring this does not happen again. However, this Commission does not have subpoena power, something critical to ensuring the full disclosure of evidence and witnesses.
WASHINGTON, DC, June 10, 2010 -- Rep. Maloney made the following statement on the house floor today: It’s been more than 50 days since the Deepwater horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. In that time, at least 40 million gallons of oil and 1 million gallons of chemical dispersants have entered our oceans.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Carolyn Maloney made the following statement on the House floor today: "Madam Speaker, the BP oil spill has caused a great ecological emergency along our Gulf Coast.