Sylvia Earle testifying on Capitol Hill today
Sylvia Earle to U.S. Congress: Cheap oil is costing the Earth
By David Braun
Just about everyone on the planet will be affected, one way or another, by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oceanographer and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle told a U.S. Congress panel today.
Earle and other environmental experts were called to give testimony to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the U.S. House of Representatives on the impact of the oil spill on natural resources in the Gulf of Mexico.
Other witnesses at the hearing included Lamar McKay, president of British Petroleum America, and Steven Newman, president of Transocean, Ltd., the offshore drilling contractor, who were grilled by committee members on events before and after their oil rig exploded and unleashed the disaster on the Gulf last month.