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Congress Woman Jackson Lee’s Press Releases on Oil Spill Containment

Congresswoman Jackson Lee applauds the creation of the oil spill containment system formed by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell.

Press Release Received – July 22, 2010 3:22:05 PM CDT
“This effort exemplifies how companies must cooperate to ensure that there are resources in place to address oil spills as we move forward.”

Houston, TX: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee senior member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection applauds the creation of the oil spill containment system formed by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee said, “When four of the largest oil companies in the world take steps to implement an oil spill containment system, it must be viewed as a proactive measure on behalf of all Americans.” The $1 billion oil containment system just created by the oil companies is a remarkable undertaking given the nature of the recent oil spill in the Gulf region and the long-term consequences on individuals, businesses and the environment. Through the recently established Marine Well Containment Company these leaders in the oil and gas industry, who play a major role in the greater Houston area, will be able to address an oil spill should one occur. ExxonMobil, which took the lead on this effort, remains one of the leaders in the industry for precisely this reason.

In acknowledging the importance and high level of cooperation it took on the part of the four companies, Congresswoman Jackson Lee stated, “This effort exemplifies how companies must cooperate to ensure that there are resources in place to address oil spills as we move forward.”

Sam Rosmarin- Legislative Assistant
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
2160 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

phone: 202-225-3816 fax: 202-225-3817
sam.rosmarin@mail.house.gov

Congresswoman Jackson Lee calls the creation of the oil spill containment system formed by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell

Press Release Received – July 22, 2010 7:35:17 PM CDT
“This effort exemplifies how companies must cooperate to ensure that there are resources in place to address oil spills as we move forward.”

Houston, TX: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee senior member of the Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection applauds the creation of the oil spill containment system formed by ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell a solid first step forward.

Legislation authored by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s bill, H.R.5676, “the Remedies Act of 2010”, introduced on July 1, 2010, provided a number of provisions, including requiring the President to establish an emergency oil spill coordination team of major federal departments and agencies to respond to oil spills in the U.S, as well as other a panel of experts to assess and evaluate the long-term environmental impacts of the Gulf oil spill, and a research and development team to review and recommend new technologies to prevent oil spills, especially deep water drilling oil spills. During the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on “Drilling Down on America’ Energy Future: Safety, Security and Clean Energy”, I first made a number of recommendations related to the Gulf oil spill that were proactive, urging the oil industry to cooperate and work together on oil spill containment strategies.

Congresswoman Jackson Lee said, “When four of the largest oil companies in the world take steps to implement an oil spill containment system, it must be viewed as a proactive measure on behalf of all Americans.” The $1 billion oil containment system just created by the oil companies is a remarkable undertaking given the nature of the recent oil spill in the Gulf region and the long-term consequences on individuals, businesses and the environment. Through the recently established Marine Well Containment Company these leaders in the oil and gas industry, who play a major role in the greater Houston area, will be able to address an oil spill should one occur. ExxonMobil, which took the lead on this effort, remains one of the leaders in the industry for precisely this reason.

In acknowledging the importance and high level of cooperation it took on the part of the four companies, Congresswoman Jackson Lee stated, “This effort exemplifies how companies must cooperate to ensure that there are resources in place to address oil spills as we move forward.”

Nat Thomas
Chief of Staff
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX18)
2160 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-3816
202-225-3317
Nat.Thomas@mail.house.gov

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