Matt Dempsey Matt_Dempsey@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-9797
David Lungren David_Lungren@epw.senate.gov (202) 224-5642
INHOFE RELEASES STATEMENT ON GULF OIL RIG ACCIDENT
Washington, D.C.-Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement today in reaction to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:
"First and foremost, my prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this tragic event," Senator Inhofe said. "I also want to commend the Obama Administration, especially EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and her team, for its response and recovery effort. I will provide my assistance to EPA as it works with BP and other federal and state authorities in its clean-up operation. I also believe it's important to investigate how the BP oil spill occurred, and once we have an understanding of the causes, help to prevent this type of accident from occurring in the future."