Posted July 15, 2010
The apparent success of BP's cap on the Deepwater Horizon well is an important accomplishment, and we welcome news that the oil spill has been stopped.
We applaud the dedicated men and women who have worked tirelessly over the past 85 days, even as BP continues to work on a relief well, which will permanently cap the leak.
The oil and natural gas industry remains committed to safe and environmentally responsible operations, and we will continue to support BP and the crews who are working to clean up the oil in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Gulf Coast.
We hope the administration can move forward quickly to resume deepwater offshore drilling activity, which would bolster economic development and reduce unemployment in the already hard-hit Gulf Coast communities.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Green joined API after a career in newspaper journalism, including 16 years as national editorial writer for The Oklahoman in the paper’s Washington bureau. Mark also was a reporter, copy editor and sports editor. He earned his journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma and master’s in journalism and public affairs from American University. He and his wife Pamela live in Occoquan, Va., where they enjoy their four grandchildren.