President Obama Names Senator Bob Graham and Former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly to Gulf Oil Spill Panel
President Obama announced today that former Florida Sen.
Bob Graham and former EPA Administrator William K. Reilly will lead a presidential commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Graham, a Democrat, is a former Florida governor and senator. Reilly ran the Environmental Protection Agency under President George HW Bush. His tenure at the agency included the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
In response to the oil spill in the Gulf, President Obama has created a Presidential Oil Spill Investigation Commission.
The commission's job is to look at the cause of the oil spill, the safety of off-shore drilling, and how to quickly and effectively clean the oil out of the gulf.