The Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) gives US citizens the right to request non-classified documents form government entities that would otherwise not be released. The following are two interesting documents released via FOIA that pertain to the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL Incident Specific Preparedness Review – This document provides lessons learned on how the CG acted to clean-up the spill.
Oil Spill Clean Up, Jones Act Waiver – This document provides the background to Jones Act waivers for the clean-up effort.
The full list of Deepwater Horizon related FOIA requests can be found HERE and via the following google search: allinurl:http://www.uscg.mil/foia/docs/dwh
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