The Sun-Herald reports that BP didn’t consider hurricanes in its oil spill response plan:
Rep. Edward Markey says BP’s disaster response plan for an oil spill doesn’t mention hurricanes or tropical storms.
Markey says the omission is yet another example of what the oil giant was not prepared to handle.
The Massachusetts Democrat’s comments came during a congressional hearing on a law to improve technology intended to prevent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Officials responding to the oil spill in the Gulf Coast are scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Alex, which is expected to touch the lower half of the Rio Grande Valley tonight. The center of the storm is expected to hit 100 miles south of the U.S. border.
In related news, investigators are trying to identify these two individuals, who are believed to have been in charge of certain aspects of BP’s response plan:
These two individuals have a known history of not preparing for hurricanes. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals should contact authorities.