For Immediate Release: August 30, 2012
Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337
Lawsuit for Release of Key Arctic Offshore Safety Data
Testing Results for New Blowout Capping System Sought
“Crucial” safety data on response to an offshore oil rig blowout in icy Arctic waters has not been released as required by law, according to a federal suit filed today by PEER. The unreleased testing data would shed some light on whether there could be a repeat of the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico from the first wells to be drilled this summer on the Arctic Outer Continental Shelf.